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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Felon Convicted Of Illegal Gun Possession

PHILADELPHIA - Anthony Andrews, 35, of Philadelphia, PA, was convicted today on the charge of felon in possession of a firearm.  A sentencing date is scheduled for July 15, 2016.  Andrews faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison.

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. 

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

Updated May 13, 2016