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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Harrisburg Man Sentenced To Prison On Firearms Charges As Part Of On-Going Partnership To Prosecute Violent Crime

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Harrisburg man was sentenced today, in federal court in Scranton by Senior United States District Judge Sylvia H. Rambo, to serve 235 months in prison on the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a stolen firearm.

     According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, a jury found Carlos C. Hill, age 42, of Harrisburg, guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in March 2013.

     The charges were the result of an on-going partnership between the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced in August 2012 to respond to a surge of violent crime within the city.  The charges against Hill arose from an incident in which, after Hill brandished a stolen firearm at a female victim in the 1600 Block of Park Street in Harrisburg, the firearm was subsequently recovered by the Harrisburg Police Bureau.

     In addition to the prison term, Senior Judge Rambo also ordered that Hill supervised by a probation officer for five years following his release from prison.

     Hill was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 26, 2012, after an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Harrisburg Police Bureau.

     The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meredith A. Taylor.

Updated April 9, 2015