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August 28, 2014

Delaware County Man Charged with Possessing a Firearm in a Federal Facility

Melvin Anthony Ramos, 55, of Linwood, PA, was charged today by Indictment with possessing a firearm in a federal facility and making false statements, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, on August 11, 2014, Ramos entered the William J. Green, Jr. Building, at 600 Arch Street in Philadelphia, with a loaded .40-caliber Glock pistol. It is further alleged that Ramos falsely stated that he was currently employed as an officer with the University of Pennsylvania Police Department (“UPPD”) when, as he knew, he was no longer a police officer with the UPPD.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of six years in prison.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Vineet Gauri.

An Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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