For Immediate Release
Salem County, New Jersey, Man Indicted for Illegally Selling and Possessing Firearms in South Jersey
CAMDEN, N.J. – A Salem County, New Jersey, man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for illegally selling firearms without a license and unlawfully possessing firearms after having been previously convicted of a felony, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Corey Moore, 32, of Salem, New Jersey, was charged by indictment with 12 counts of dealing in firearms without a federal firearms license and 12 counts of possession of firearms by a convicted felon.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
From July 2016 through December 2016, Moore sold 15 firearms to a confidential informant working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in 12 separate transactions. Moore conducted each sale in a similar manner, texting the informant photographs of various firearms that Moore had for sale and negotiating a price. He made each of the sales at a convenience store in Gloucester County, and sold all but one of the firearms with ammunition.
The counts of unlawfully dealing in firearms without a license each carry a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The counts of possession of firearms by a convicted felon each carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.
U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the ATF, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge John B. Devito, Newark Field Division; Logan Township Police Department, under the direction of Chief Robert T. Leash, and the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of John T. Lenahan, with the investigation leading to today’s indictment.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Diana Vondra Carrig of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Camden.
The charges and allegations in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Defense counsel: Lisa Lewis Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Camden