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Philadelphia Felon Charged With Possession Of A Firearm

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

Omar Meares, 28, of Philadelphia was charged today by Indictment[1] with being a felon in possession of a firearm announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. The indictment charges that Meares possessed a Colt, Police Positive MK V, .38 Special caliber revolver, bearing serial number RD1155, which was loaded with six (6) live rounds of .38 caliber ammunition, on January 23, 2017, in Philadelphia, after having been convicted of a felony.

If convicted, Meares faces a maximum sentence of ten years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, three years’ supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

This case has been investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Philadelphia Police Department. The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. Zaleski.

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

Updated May 5, 2017