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

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Philadelphia Trio Charged by Superseding Indictment in 30 Illegal Gun Sales

PHILADELPHIA – A superseding indictment was filed yesterday charging three men with dealing in firearms without a license, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  Darien Montae Thompson, 22, Omar Tarik Davenport, 24, and Sekou Maliek Davenport, 21, all of Philadelphia, are charged with selling guns that were previously reported stolen from homes and vehicles. Thompson and Omar Davenport are also charged with conspiracy, interstate travel in furtherance of dealing in firearms without a license, and possession of a short-barreled rifle; Omar and Sekou Davenport are also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

 

            According to the indictment, the defendants illegally acquired firearms in the state of Georgia and transported the firearms to Pennsylvania for illegal sale.  Guns that the defendants allegedly sold had been reported stolen from homes in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.  Omar Davenport was on state parole, following a felony conviction, during the time of the alleged conspiracy.

 

            If convicted of all charges, Thompson faces a maximum statutory sentence of 55 years in prison and a $700 special assessment; Omar Davenport faces a maximum statutory sentence of 80 years in prison and a $800 special assessment; Sekou Davenport faces a maximum statutory sentence of 50 years in prison and a $500 special assessment.  Each defendant also faces supervised release and a possible fine.

 

            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 Mark Miller.                                                                        

 

An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed

innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated July 15, 2016