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Man Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking 26 Firearms

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Woodbridge man was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for engaging in the business of dealing firearms without a license.

According to court documents, Cornelius Maurice King, Jr., 25, working with co-conspirator Yeakain Yabu Koroma, 26, bought dozens of firearms and then resold them to third parties to turn a profit. Between January and June 2018, King and Koroma resold 26 firearms. Neither King nor Koroma were licensed to sell firearms.

“King illegally trafficked 26 firearms, and the vast majority of those firearms are still out on the street,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “Cases like this are representative of precisely why we have partnered with the ATF, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, and the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and the Western District of Virginia on Project Guardian-DMV. We are determined and committed to investigating and enforcing firearms violations not just against the end user, but also against the illicit source of supply. Under Attorney General Barr’s leadership, Project Guardian remains a top Department of Justice priority as we enter 2020.”

Koroma is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema on February 7.

“The crime King committed has far-reaching effects. Trafficked firearms represent a danger to our community because they can end up in the hands of convicted felons, violent criminals, and many other kinds of people who are prohibited from having firearms,” said Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Washington Field Division. “We will continue to work diligently alongside our law enforcement partners and the U.S. Attorney’s Office to fulfill the mission of Project Guardian by targeting offenders like King and getting illegally trafficked guns off the street.”

Below is a table that includes the make, model, caliber, and type of firearm illegally trafficked by King.

Make

Model

Caliber

Type

Glock

G30

.45

Pistol (x2)

Remington

RP9

9mm

Pistol

Glock

G27

.40

Pistol (x2)

American Tactical

AR15

5.56mm

Pistol (x2)

Glock

G23

.40

Pistol

Smith & Wesson

SD40VE

.40

Pistol (x2)

Taurus

Millennium G2

9mm

Pistol

Mini Draco

AK

7.62mm

Pistol (x2)

Springfield

XD

9mm

Pistol

Glock

G19

9mm

Pistol

Glock

G26

9mm

Pistol

Hi-Point

3895TS Carbine

.380

Rifle

Glock

G36

.45

Pistol

Mossberg

LR

.22

Pistol

Smith & Wesson

M&P45 Shield

.45

Pistol

Taurus

Millennium PT111

9mm

Pistol

Glock

G17

9mm

Pistol

Smith & Wesson

M&P9c

9mm

Pistol (x2)

Glock

G22c

.40

Pistol

(Unknown)

(Unknown)

.40

Pistol

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