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May 25, 2010

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Birmingham man on charges connected with a Jan. 1 car-jacking in the city, U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and ATF Acting Special Agent in Charge Larry Cooper announced.

The three-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges DOMINIQUE RASHAWN MCCORD, 24, of Birmingham, with car-jacking, using a firearm during a crime of violence, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. 

If convicted of the car-jacking, MCCORD faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Conviction for using a firearm during a crime of violence carries a maximum, consecutive sentence of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case  was investigated by Birmingham Police and agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Montminy is prosecuting the case.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment contains only charges.  A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.


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