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March 28, 2007 - United States Attorney Patrick L. Meehan and Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham today announced the filing of a four-count indictment* charging that on August 16, 2006, Charles Dukes 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, that he possessed cocaine and crack cocaine with the intent to distribute them, and that he possessed a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.


DEFENDANT


ADDRESS


AGE [Date of Birth]

Charles Dukes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
43

If convicted, the defendant faces a statutory maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years, 5 years to lifetime supervised release, a fine of $4,500,000, and a $400 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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