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

Friday, February 7, 2014

Harrisburg Man Sentenced To 108 Months In Federal Firearms Case

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Carl E. Murphy, Jr., a 33 year old resident of Harrisburg, PA, was sentenced yesterday by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo, following Murphy’s guilty plea to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. 

     On August 29, 2013, Murphy pled guilty to possessing a loaded firearm in Harrisburg on March 7, 2012 and on October 13, 2012.  Murphy has multiple prior felony convictions making him ineligible to possess a firearm.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Judge Rambo sentenced Murphy to 108 months (9 years) incarceration to be followed by three years of supervised release and a fine of $500 for the firearms conviction. 

     This investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Harrisburg Police Bureau and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meredith A. Taylor.

Updated April 9, 2015