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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

DC Man Charged With Assaulting Prison Guard

Elijah Francis, 43, of the District of Columbia was charged today by Indictment with assaulting a federal corrections officer at the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia, on May 21, 2013, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison, five years supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Yvonne Osirim.

Click here to view the indictment

An Indictment or Information is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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