CAMDEN, N.J. – A Salem County, New Jersey, man with a previous felony record today admitted illegally possessing guns and selling guns without a license, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Corey Moore, 32, of Salem, pleaded guilty before U.S. district Judge Noel L. Hillman in Camden federal court to two counts of an indictment charging him with dealing in firearms without a license and unlawfully possessing firearms after having been convicted of a felony offense.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
From July 20, 2016, through Dec. 20, 2016, Moore sold firearms. On Oct. 24, 2016, Moore sold two loaded firearms – an Intratec, Model AB10, 9 millimeter Luger pistol, and a Smith & Wesson, Model 642 (marked LadySmith), .38 caliber revolver – to a man who was a confidential informant working with federal law enforcement officers. Moore, who did not have a license, sold the firearms to the informant at a convenience store in Logan Township, New Jersey. He also unlawfully possessed two additional loaded firearms: an Iberia Firearms Inc. (Hi-Point), Model JCP, .40 caliber pistol, and a Ruger, Model Security-Six, .357 magnum caliber revolver. Both of those firearms were fully operable and had been transported in interstate commerce prior to Moore’s possession of them.
Moore faces a maximum potential term of imprisonment of up to five years in prison for on the count of dealing in firearms without a license, and up to 10 years in prison on the count of being a felon in possession of a weapon. He also faces a fine of up to $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 4, 2019.
U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Newark Field Division, under the direction of John B. Devito, with the investigation.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Diana Vondra Carrig of the Criminal Division in Camden.
Defense counsel: Anne C. Singer Esq., Haddonfield, New Jersey