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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Inmate At FCI-Berlin Pleads Guilty To Weapon Possession

            CONCORD – United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced that Charles Moore, 32, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Berlin, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty today to possessing contraband in the prison.  Moore possessed a homemade weapon made up of a pair of scissors, a pen and shoelaces.  The weapon was discovered by prison officials when Moore failed to clear a metal detector screening.

            According to documents that were filed in United States District Court, Moore failed to clear a metal detector located within the prison a total of six times.  After the sixth failure, Moore was subjected to a visual search.  During that search, prison officials discovered the weapon.

            A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for January 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.  Moore faces a maximum sentence of five years.  He is subject to the advisory sentencing guidelines which will likely generate a sentencing range that is less than five years.

            Moore is currently serving a 200-month sentence for armed bank robbery.

            The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and was prosecuted by AUSA Don Feith.

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Topic: 
Violent Crime
Updated September 20, 2016