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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 11, 2022

Northumberland County Man Charged With Illegal Possession Of A Firearm

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Joshua Reichenbach, age 39, of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, was indicted on February 10, 2022, on one count of illegally possessing a firearm. 

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment alleges that on February 2, 2022, Reichenbach possessed a 9mm handgun while prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous criminal conviction. 

The investigation was conducted by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pennsylvania State Police, and the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Alisan V. Martin is prosecuting the case.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

If convicted, the maximum penalty for the offense is life imprisonment, a five-year term of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 11, 2022