A Philadelphia man was found guilty at trial in federal court of illegal possession of a gun by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain said Thursday.

James Hill was charged with illegal possession after he was caught July 8 last year by Philadelphia police officers with a 9mm Sig Sauer pistol with 14 rounds in the magazine, McSwain said.

The case was part of the federal Project Safe Neighborhoods, which targets violent criminals.