TELEVISION STATION 1010 WINS IN NEW YORK CITY According to the Department of Justice, four guys were responsible for operating a phantom gun trafficking conspiracy in New Jersey.
In addition to Corey Jenkins Jr. (age 30), Richard Mullane (age 26), and Julian Santiago (age 26), Savion Clyburn (age 20) was also charged with producing and trafficking guns for the ring.
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Prosecutors claim that ATF agents worked with their state and local counterparts to make a series of controlled gun transactions from the defendants in December.
Eleven of the twelve handguns purchased by the undercover agents turned out to be “ghost guns,” or firearms that were built by amateurs but had no serial numbers.
Besides being threaded for silencers, the firearms also had brightly coloured decorations.
On Tuesday, the accused conspirators made an appearance in federal court in Newark.
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If convicted, Clyburn, Jenkins, and Mullane could spend up to five years behind bars. Santiago faces 15 years in prison for selling a pistol to a felon in addition to the sentences the other guys received for their firearms charges.