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Charlotte Man Is Sentenced To Eight Years On Gun Charges

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

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On Thursday, August 5, 2021, U.S. District Robert J. Conrad, Jr. sentenced Kane Kileal Lamont Moore, 26, of Charlotte, to 96 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, on felon in possession of a firearm charges, announced Acting U.S. Attorney William T. Stetzer.

Vincent C. Pallozzi, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Charlotte Field Division, and Chief Johnny Jennings of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) join Acting U.S. Attorney Stetzer in making today’s announcement.

According to filed court documents and the sentencing hearing, between May and June 2019, Moore sold two firearms to undercover ATF agents and was involved in the sale or attempted sale of additional firearms. Court records show that Moore was previously convicted of Breaking and Entering, Common Law Robbery, and Attempted Common Law Robbery, and he is prohibited from possessing firearms. On July 24, 2020, Moore pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Moore is currently in federal custody and will be transferred to the custody of the federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility.

In making today’s announcement, Acting U.S. Attorney Stetzer thanked the ATF and CMPD for their investigation of the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Kelly of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte prosecuted the case.


Updated August 6, 2021

Firearms Offenses