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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Illegal Alien Charged With Possession Of A Firearm

Federico Sanchez-Bello, 36, of Norristown, PA, was charged today by Indictment[1] with being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The indictment alleges that on or about September 4, 2016, Sanchez-Bello, a native and citizen of Mexico unlawfully in the United States, possessed a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible, sentence of ten years imprisonment.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) and the Norristown Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Josh A. Davison.


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

Updated December 6, 2016