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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Delaware County Man Charged with Carjacking

Philadelphia, PA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that John Leroy Gordon, 26, of Chester, Pennsylvania, was charged today by Indictment with one count of carjacking in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2119, and one count of brandishing, using, and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence in violation of title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(ii).

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, a mandatory minimum 7 years’ imprisonment consecutive to any other sentence of imprisonment imposed, up to 5 years’ supervised release, a $500,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Chester Police Department, and Pennsylvania State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah Damiani.                                                                             

An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed

innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated August 23, 2018