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Atlantic County Man Admits Possessing Destructive Devices

Robert J. Moser of Mays Landing Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison

An Atlantic County man has admitted to possessing four destructive devices, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

Robert J. Moser, 32, of Mays Landing, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Edward S. Kiel to charges of possessing destructive devices.

According to court documents and statements made during the proceedings, on March 17, 2023, law enforcement officers responded to Moser’s residence to assist him following a drug overdose. During their response, officers discovered at least four destructive devices in Moser’s bedroom. Each device contained explosive powder with a fuse protruding from it. One device contained metal pieces, another had a metal nail and a metal screw hook, a third had a protruding metal screw hook, and the fourth contained five metal dart tips. Moser confirmed that all four devices were operable weapons.

The charge Moser pleaded guilty to carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for November 13, 2024.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited the investigation leading to the guilty plea to special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Newark Field Division, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Ross A. Marchetti; officers of the Township of Hamilton Police Department, under the direction of Chief Gregory K. Ciambrone; members of the Atlantic City Police Department Bomb Squad, under the direction of Chief James A. Sarkos; and personnel from the Atlantic City Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor William Reynolds.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Bender of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Camden.

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