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Philadelphia Man Charged With Possession Of An Illegal Firearm

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

Andre Pereira-Lopes, a/k/a “Davi Da Silva,” of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by Indictment with possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, announced United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.  The indictment alleges that on or about February 24, 2018, Pereira-Lopes, an illegal alien, knowingly possessed a .38 caliber Colt Detective Special revolver, which was loaded with six rounds of ammunition.


If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of ten years and other penalties.


The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Philadelphia Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Jayne.


An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated March 29, 2018

Firearms Offenses