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Bucks County Man Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA - David Manilla, 51, of Worcester, PA, pleaded guilty today to possession of firearms by a convicted felon. Manilla was found to be in possession of multiple firearms and ammunition when police investigated the November 2010 shooting death of a hunter. Manilla, who fired the fatal shot, was prohibited from possessing any weapons because of his conviction on aggravated assault for the 1985 beating of another man.

U.S. District Court Judge Jan E. DuBois scheduled a sentencing hearing for June 27, 2013. Manilla faces a maximum statutory sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joseph LaBar.

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Updated December 15, 2014