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April 24, 2007 - United States Attorney Patrick L. Meehan and Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham today announced the filing of a one-count indictment* charging that Jamal Washington, on November 25, 2006, was a convicted felon who possessed a firearm in Philadelphia after having been convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year in prison.


DEFENDANT


ADDRESS


AGE [Date of Birth]

Jamal Washington

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

34

If convicted the defendant faces a statutory maximum sentence of ten years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, three years supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the Philadelphia Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a federal initiative designed to identify and prosecute firearms offenders in federal court, where the defendant is likely to receive a substantial sentence upon conviction. The case has been assigned to Special Assistant United States Attorney William L. Inden.


UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
EASTERN DISTRICT, PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:
RICH MANIERI
Media Contact
215.861.8525


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

 

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