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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Philadelphia Man Gets Over 14 Years For Carjacking

            PHILADELPHIA - Leslie Mosby, 21, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to 170 months in prison for an armed carjacking on November 21, 2010 in West Philadelphia in which he stole a Cadillac Deville and led Philadelphia police on a chase that ended at 40th and Locust Streets, where Mosby crashed the stolen car.  Mosby and his accomplice then fled from the vehicle.  While fleeing from police, Mosby’s accomplice fired a handgun at police officers, who returned fire and shot the accomplice to death.  Mosby was arrested nearby after pursuing officers saw him toss a loaded .38-caliber revolver on the ground.  Mosby pleaded guilty to the two charges - carjacking and using a firearm during a crime of violence - on January 4, 2013.

            In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Legrome D. Davis ordered five years of supervised release, a $2,500 fine, and a $200 special assessment.

            The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the University of Pennsylvania Police Department.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. Zaleski.

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Updated December 15, 2014