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Philadelphia Duo Charged With Firearms Offenses

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

Darrell Wylie, 25, and Namir White, 27, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were charged today by Indictment with interference with interstate commerce by means of robbery, brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and theft of government funds, announced United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. Wylie was further charged in the Indictment with unlawfully possessing a firearm, having previously been convicted of a felony. 


The Indictment alleges that the offenses were committed in Philadelphia on or about November 2, 2017, when Wylie and White committed the armed robbery of a person working on behalf of federal investigators, after having offered to sell three firearms to the person.


If convicted as charged, Wylie and White each face a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, as well as a minimum term of imprisonment of seven years, and supervised release for a maximum of five years.  Wylie further faces a maximum fine of $1,000,000 and $400 in special assessments, while White faces a maximum fine of $750,000 and $300 in special assessments. 


The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Joseph A. LaBar and Seth Schlessinger.

Updated November 29, 2017

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