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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 5, 2016

Bethlehem Felon In Possession Of A Firearm Sentenced to 84 Months

Julio Stewart, 31 years old of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today by the Honorable Jeffrey L. Schmehl, Judge, United States District Court, to 84 months’ imprisonment, three years supervised release, a $2000 fine, and $100 special assessment fee, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger and Northampton County District Attorney John M. Morganelli.  On May 2, 2016, Stewart pled guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger and Northampton County District Attorney John M. Morganelli.  The Indictment charged that on May 6, 2015, in Bethlehem, the defendant possessed a Ruger, Model P94, 9mm handgun, with an obliterated serial number, loaded with ten live rounds of ammunition, after having previously been convicted in a court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Allentown Field Office, the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office, and the Bethlehem Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Gallagher and Special Assistant United States Attorney Kelly Lewis Fallenstein.

 

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Updated August 8, 2016