Washington D.C. Man Indicted For Unlawfully Possessing A Firearm

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Diego E. Aleman-Lozano, age 22, of Washington D.C., was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 27, 2021, with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person.

According to Acting U.S. Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, the indictment alleges that on September 27, 2021, in York County, Aleman-Lozano was in possession of a 9mm Self Made Firearm (SMF), Polymer80 Semi-Automatic Pistol, and various rounds of ammunition as a prohibited person.

The matter was investigated by Pennsylvania State Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul J. Miovas, Jr. is prosecuting the case.   

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local and tribal enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce crime.

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 possession of a firearm and ammunition by a nonimmigrant offense is 10 years of imprisonment, a term of 3 years of supervised release following imprisonment, and a $250,000 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.

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