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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Philadelphia Man Charged With Possession Of Firearm By A Convicted Felon

PHILADELPHIA - Dennis Burgos, 48, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged by indictment with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the indictment, on April 7, 2016, the defendant was found in Philadelphia in possession of a loaded Glock 23 semi-automatic handgun.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison, up to three years of supervised release, a possible fine, and a $100 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the Philadelphia Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  It is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Christopher E. Parisi.

 

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

Updated June 14, 2016