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Beaufort Man Gets More than Five Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Twelve Stolen Guns

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Contact Person: Emily Limehouse (843) 727-4381

Columbia, South Carolina---- Acting United States Attorney Beth Drake stated that Malcolm Anthony Moore, age 23, of Beaufort, South Carolina was sentenced today in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina for Possession of Stolen Firearms in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(j).  United States District Judge Richard M. Gergel of Charleston sentenced Moore to 63 months.  Moore pled guilty on February 18, 2016.  Facts incorporated into the record at the sentencing established that on three different occasions, search warrants were executed on Moore's residence, and officers seized numerous firearms.  Moore admitted that he planned to traffic the firearms.  In total, 31 firearms were involved, twelve of which were stolen.  The conviction was the result of an investigation conducted by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorneys Nathan Williams and Emily Limehouse of the Charleston office prosecuted the case.


Updated July 15, 2016