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Salem County Man Indicted for Illegally Selling, Possessing Firearms in South Jersey

By kcora on
Salem County

A Salem County man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for illegally selling firearms without a license and unlawfully possessing firearms after having been previously convicted of a felony, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Officials said Corey Moore, 32, of Salem, was charged by indictment with 12 counts of dealing in firearms without a federal firearms license and 12 counts of possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From July 2016 through December 2016, Moore sold 15 firearms to a confidential informant working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in 12 separate transactions. Moore conducted each sale in a similar manner, texting the informant photographs of various firearms that Moore had for sale and negotiating a price. He made each of the sales at a convenience store in Gloucester County, and sold all but one of the firearms with ammunition.

The counts of unlawfully dealing in firearms without a license each carry a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The counts of possession of firearms by a convicted felon each carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

The charges and allegations in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.