Philadelphia Man Charged as Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm
PHILADELPHIA – Timothy Smith, 37, of Philadelphia, was charged today by indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. According to the indictment, on November 25, 2017, Smith was in possession of a Hi-Point, Model C-9, 9mm pistol, with obliterated serial number raised to read P1650136, loaded with 6 live rounds.
If convicted, Smith faces a minimum term of fifteen years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Katherine E. Driscoll.
An Indictment or Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.