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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 27, 2018

Darby man charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm

Kareem Murphy, 36, of Darby, was charged today by indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney William M. McSwain.

If convicted, the defendant faces a minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

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

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

 

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated April 27, 2018