PHILLY MAN SENTENCED TO 7-YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY POSSESSING HANDGUN

NAYZE MEDIA (STAFF)

PHILADELPHIA, P.A.

Cover Photo Courtesy: Shore News Network

44-year old Mark Manigault, from Philadelphia, was sentenced to 7-years in prison followed by 3-years of supervised release, this week in a federal courtroom. According to a report from MyChesCo, Senior United States District Court Judge, R. Barclay Surrick sentenced Manigault after he was found guilty of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

PHOTO COURTESY: BOP

In September of 2016 Manigault was stopped by police, and found to be in possession of a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition, while loitering on a West Philadelphia street corner, along with another man. Police found another two firearms hidden behind the wheel of a car parked nearby. Using surveillance footage from a nearby bar and a few private residences down the street, officers determined that Manigault and the other individual possessed the firearms and had been the people who placed them behind the car’s wheel.

Manigault was convicted in February of 2020. Manigault’s case was taken up under the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program. The program brings all levels of law enforcement in on cases to protect the communities they serve, according to the report. The PSN is part of the government’s focus on targeting violent criminals, and directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, and local law enforcement in an effort to reduce crime.

Manigault’s case was investigated by the Philadelphia Police Department, and the ATF. The case is being investigated by Assistant United States Attorney, Thomas M. Zaleski.

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