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Gun Charge Filed Against Allentown Man

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA – Victor Morales, 30, of Allentown, PA, was charged yesterday by indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the indictment, on June 12, 2015, Morales was in possession of a Smith & Wesson, Model SW40GVE, .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol,  with a live round of .40 caliber ammunition in the chamber, and a magazine loaded with 13 live rounds of .40 caliber ammunition.


If convicted, Morales faces a maximum term of ten years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, a maximum fine of $250,000, and a $100 special assessment.


The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Allentown Police Department and the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Eric A. Boden.


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

Updated December 11, 2015

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