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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Convicted Felon Charged With Possession of A Firearm

Hyneith Harmon, 24, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by Indictment[1] with 2 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. The indictment alleges that on or about November 3, 2015, Harmon, who has a prior felony conviction, possessed a Kimber .45 caliber pistol, and on December 12, 2015, he possessed a Colt .38 revolver.


If convicted the defendant faces a maximum of 20 years imprisonment.


The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Virgil B. Walker.


[1]An Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated January 17, 2017