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Indictment Alleges Convicted Felon In Possesion Of A Weapon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2012

 

Samuel Harris, 27, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by Indictment with having possessed a firearm after having been convicted of a felony offense, and with being an Armed Career Criminal, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment and a minimum mandatory penalty of 15 years imprisonment under the terms of the Armed Career Criminal Act, a federal statute that imposes an enhanced sentence for a defendant, such as Harris, who possesses a firearm after having had three prior convictions for serious drug offenses.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Philadelphia Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard A. Lloret.

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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