Charges finally stick to 'Teflon defendant'

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Local,Crime,Scott McCabe

The D.C. man who earned the nickname the "Teflon defendant" for his ability to beat the rap has been found guilty.

After a weeklong trial, a federal judge in Greenbelt on Monday found Corey A. Moore, 37, guilty on all four counts, including drug-dealing and weapons charges. He faces 10 years to life.

Moore was arrested in Takoma Park in September 2010 for allegedly throwing a bottle at an officer while carrying $50,000 worth of cocaine. A subsequent search of his home by police uncovered a gallon of liquid PCP in a jar, several weapons and ammunition, prosecutors say.

Moore earned the "Teflon" nickname when prosecutors couldn't make a 1994 murder accusation stick. The charge was dropped after four mistrials.

Over the years, he has been acquitted of various murder, assault, drug and weapons charges.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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