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Native Of Dominican Republic Charged In Gun Case

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

PHILADELPHIA - Amin De Castro, 39, of Philadelphia, PA was charged today by Indictment 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 22, 2014, De Castro, an alien, and native and citizen of the Dominican Republic, was found in the United States in possession of a .380 caliber firearm.


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


The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations ("ERO") and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Virgil B. Walker.

Updated February 4, 2016