Gunrunner and accomplices sentenced for trafficking firearms

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Gunrunner and accomplices sentenced for trafficking firearms

Gunrunner and his accomplices sentenced for trafficking more than 100 firearms from Georgia to Maryland

ATLANTA (STL.News) Warren Vernell Robertson, III, a prolific gun trafficker, along with two of his accomplices, has been sentenced for a variety of federal offenses involving the illicit resale of Georgia-sourced firearms on the streets of Baltimore, Maryland.

“Criminals who unlawfully traffic in firearms often only export crime and violence to other communities,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine.  “The impact of gun trafficking on our communities is especially acute now, given the uptick in violent crime occurring in many cities.”

“These defendants put guns in the hands of criminals,” said Arthur Peralta, ATF Atlanta Special Agent in Charge.  “ATF will continue to focus its attention on anyone who chooses to arm criminals and willfully contribute to the violence harming our communities.”

According to Acting U.S. Attorney Erskine, the charges and other information presented in court: From 2018, through the date of his arrest in mid-2020, Robertson trafficked more than 100 firearms from Georgia to Maryland.  During that time, Robertson paid at least four other people, including co-defendant Asante Moore, to unlawfully purchase firearms on his behalf.  Robertson also purchased firearms online using nearly a dozen fictitious names and email addresses. 

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