DOJ Seal

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of New Jersey

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Camden County Man Indicted for Illegal Possession of Weapon

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden County, New Jersey, man was indicted today for illegally possessing a handgun, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Maurice Isler, 36, of Lindenwold, New Jersey, was charged by indictment with one count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

According to the indictment:

On April 10, 2020, a witness told a police officer that Isler was in possession of a firearm. When confronted by police, Isler ran, and was caught by two police officers. They arrested Isler and found a loaded handgun in his pocket. The handgun had previously been reported stolen. As a previously convicted felon, Isler is not permitted to possess a handgun under federal law.

The count of being a felon in possession of a firearm is punishable by a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the ATF, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Charlie J. Patterson, Newark Field Division, with the investigation leading to today’s charges. U.S. Attorney Carpenito also thanked the Camden County Police Department – Metro Division, under the direction of Chief Joseph D. Wysocki, for its assistance with the investigation.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Johns of the Criminal Division in Camden.

The charge and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Newark Field Division