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Philadelphia Pair Indicted On Gun Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2012

 

Tyron Ellerbe, 28, and Lamia Smith, 32, both of Philadelphia, were charged today by indictment with two counts of false statements to a federal firearms licensee and aiding and abetting, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  In addition, Ellerbe was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  The indictment charges that Ellerbe and Smith committed these offenses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between September 7th and 8th 2011.             
If convicted of all charges, Ellerbe faces a maximum sentence of 30 years imprisonment, a three year term of supervised release, a $1,000,000 fine and a $400 special assessment.    
If convicted of all charges, Smith faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, a three year term of supervised release, a $500,000 fine and a $200 special assessment.   
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Arlene D. Fisk.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

 

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