Felon Who Attempted to Transport Firearm on Airplane on 9/11 Receives Federal Sentence for Possessing a Stolen Firearm
|U.S. Attorney’s Office September 27, 2011|
NEW BERN—United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court yesterday Chief United State District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced MOSES BARRETT, 38, of Wake Forest, North Carolina, to 35 months’ imprisonment.
A federal grand jury returned a criminal indictment on October 7, 2010. On March 16, 2011, BARRETT pled guilty to possessing a stolen firearm.
According to the investigation, on September 11, 2010, while going through security at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic pistol was located in a bag belonging to BARRETT. BARRETT was attempting to board a flight to Los Angeles, California. Further investigation revealed that the weapon had been stolen during a residential burglary in Gardena, California, in 2005.
Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Assistant United States Attorney Toby Lathan served as prosecutor for the government.