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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Convicted Felon Charged With Illegal Gun Possession

Anthony Andrews, 33, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the indictment, on June 17, 2014, Andrews knowingly possessed four firearms and ammunition that included an MPA (Masterpiece Arms) 5.7x28 caliber pistol; an MPA (Masterpiece Arms), 9 millimeter pistol; a CAI (Century Arms International/Zastava Arms) 7.62x39 caliber pistol; and a Phoenix Arms, .25 ACP caliber pistol. 

If convicted, Andrews faces a potential advisory sentencing guideline range of 235 to 293 months in prison with a 15-year mandatory-minimum, three years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000, and a $100 special assessment.

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

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

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Updated December 15, 2014