SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Pennsylvania announced that on October 15, 2021, 19-year-old Ahmyr Younger of Kingston, Pa., Was charged by criminal information with unlawful possession of a handgun. fire.
According to Acting U.S. Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, information alleges that on June 30, 2021, in Luzerne County, Younger possessed a Jimenez Arms 9mm handgun, but was prohibited by law from owning guns. fire arms.
The case has been investigated by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Newark, New Jersey Police Department and the Kingston Police Department. US Assistant Prosecutor Sean A. Camoni is pursuing the case.
The case is being prosecuted under 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 that has been shown to be effective in reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a wide range 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 its enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with local prevention and reintegration programs for sustainable crime reduction.
Criminal information is just allegations. All those charged are presumed innocent until found guilty by a court.
A sentence for a guilty verdict is imposed by the judge after reviewing applicable federal sentencing laws and federal sentencing guidelines.
The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 10 years imprisonment, a supervised release sentence after imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public, and provide for the educational, professional and medical needs of the defendant. For these reasons, the maximum statutory penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential penalty for a specific defendant.
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