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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Maryland

For Immediate Release

December 15, 2010

Rod J. Rosenstein, United States Attorney

Contact: Vickie E. LeDuc, Public Information Officer

District Heights Felon Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Prison on Drug and Gun Offenses

Greenbelt, Maryland — Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Corenzo Mobery, age 28, of District Heights, Maryland, today to 125 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Edgar A. Domenech of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — Washington Field Division; and Special Agent in Charge Ava Cooper — Davis of the Drug Enforcement Administration — Washington Field Division.

According to Mobery’s guilty plea, in May 2009 Mobery agreed to sell crack cocaine and a machine gun to a source. On May 19, 2009, the source met Mobery and another individual at an auto repair shop in Temple Hills, Maryland. The source bought a rifle from them for $1,500. Mobery stated that his drug contact was not available so he was unable to obtain the crack. A few days later on May 26, the Source again met Mobery at the auto repair shop and paid $2,000 for over two ounces of crack. On June 8, the Source met Mobery at the shop and paid $3,800 for over four ounces of crack. Mobery explained that he expected his gun supplier to arrive shortly with two firearms for sale. A short while later, another man arrived and sold two handguns to the source for $600.

Mobery had previously been convicted of a felony and was prohibited from possessing a gun. United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended ATF and the DEA for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Barbara S. Skalla and Mara Zusman Greenberg, who prosecuted the case.