A Burlington County man already under felony indictment was charged with conspiracy to engage in firearms trafficking and unlawful transportation of firearms in interstate commerce following law enforcement’s seizure of 11 firearms, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.
According to U.S. Attorney Sellinger, Dominic Maloney, 19, of Bordentown, was arrested on June 8 in Salem County and charged with conspiracy to engage in firearms trafficking, unlawful transportation of firearms in interstate commerce while under felony indictment and unlawful transportation of firearms obtained in another state into Maloney’s state of residence.
According to the criminal complaint and statements made in court:
On February 22, Maloney was indicted in Mercer County Superior Court on felony charges of unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose aggravated assault and making terroristic threats.
As a result of the pending felony indictment, federal law prohibits Maloney from transporting firearms in interstate commerce.
Maloney maintained and used an identified Instagram account. Law enforcement review of that account and an associate’s Instagram account indicated that, as of June 1, Maloney was in the state of Georgia to obtain firearms and intended to transport those firearms to New Jersey to distribute them to others for profit.
On June 8, law enforcement officers identified a silver 2007 Nissan Armada driving northbound on Interstate 95 in Maryland.
Maloney was a passenger, along with three other occupants. Officers stopped the vehicle on Interstate 295 in New Jersey.
A search of the vehicle recovered 11 firearms from the trunk, including eight semiautomatic pistols, one semiautomatic rifle, and two shotguns.