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

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Philadelphia Man Indicted On Gun Charge

PHILADELPHIA – Rashion Michaels, 24, of Philadelphia, was charged today by indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the indictment, on May 20, 2014, Michaels was in possession of a Lorcin, Model L32, .32 caliber semi-automatic pistol, with an obliterated serial number that was restored to read: 006347, and a magazine loaded with 6 live rounds of .32 caliber ammunition.


If convicted, Michaels faces a maximum term of ten-years in prison, up to three-years of supervised release, a maximum fine of $250,000, and a $100 special assessment.


The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Philadelphia Police Department.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Eric A. Boden.


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

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