For Immediate Release
Philadelphia Man Indicted for Possession of a Firearm as a Convicted Felon
HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Razeek Carwheel, age 39, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 17, 2021, with possession of a firearm as a felon.
According to Acting U.S. Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, the indictment alleges that on November 22, 2020, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Carwheel was in possession of a Smith and Wesson, .45 caliber handgun, and 20 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition as a previously convicted felon.
The matter was investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott R. Ford is prosecuting the case.
Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.
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.
The maximum penalty for this offense is up to life in prison, a term of supervised release following 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 defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.