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March 15, 2007 - United States Attorney Patrick L. Meehan today announced the filing of a two-count indictment* charging that Tyrone Williams possessed a firearm as convicted felon and possessed marijuana.

If convicted on Count One, defendant, who qualifies as an Armed Career Criminal, faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a mandatory minimum of fifteen years, 5 years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine. If convicted on Count Two, defendant faces not more than two years, 1 year of supervised release, a $2,500 fine. There is a $100 special assessment for Count One and a $50 special assessment for Count Two.

This indictment is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, an initiative by the United States Attorney’s Office, all District Attorney’s Offices in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Police Department and other Police Departments, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to identify and prosecute firearms offenders in federal court, where the defendants are likely to receive a substantial sentence upon conviction.


DEFENDANT


ADDRESS


AGE [Date of Birth]

Tyrone Williams
Philadelphia, PA
47

The case was investigated by the Philadelphia office of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms & Explosives and the Philadelphia Police Department and has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Karen S. Marston.


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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