'Teflon' defendant sentenced to 22 years

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Local,DC,Crime,Scott McCabe

The D.C. man who earned the nickname the "Teflon defendant" before he was finally convicted has been was sentenced to 22 years.

Corey A. Moore, 37, was facing 10 years to life after pleading guilty in February.

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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