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Press Release

New York Man Charged With Attempted Sex Trafficking

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

Malik Palin, a/k/a “Gambino,” 26, of New York, New York, was charged today by Indictment with attempted sex trafficking of a minor, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.


If convicted, the defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum possible sentence of life in prison, a minimum of 5 years up to lifetime supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment.


The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Morgan.


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

innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated October 30, 2017

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