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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Philadelphia Man Indicted On Gun Charge

Vernon Jones, 24, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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 or about April 12, 2016, in Philadelphia, Jones possessed a Beretta, Model BU9 Nano, 9mm pistol, and empty magazine that fit the pistol, and 14 spent 9mm cartridge casings, which had been ejected immediately outside of the residence from where the pistol was recovered.

If convicted the defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison.

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

 

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

Updated June 22, 2016