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Philadelphia Man Charged as Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

PHILADELPHIA – Timothy Smith, 37, of Philadelphia, was charged today by indictment[1] 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.


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

Updated March 13, 2018