Possession of a Firearm By A Convicted Felon
Eric Cruz, 22, of Philadelphia, was charged today by indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment charges that Cruz possessed a loaded semiautomatic pistol in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on or about June 3, 2011.
If convicted of all charges, Cruz faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years imprisonment; a $250,000 fine; a period of supervised release of not more than three years; and a $100 special assessment.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney V. Paige Pratter.