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CAMDEN City, N.J. – Several members of a gun manufacturing and trafficking network in Passaic and Hudson counties have been sentenced to prison terms for weapons offenses related to the fabrication and sale of personally made firearms (PMFs), commonly known as “ghost guns,” and other offenses, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Corey Jenkins Jr., 31, of Paterson, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 87 months in prison and three years of supervised release; Richard Mullane, 27, of Bayonne, New Jersey, was sentenced on June 5, 2024, to 72 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release; and Savion Clyburn, 21, of Paterson, was sentenced on May 30, 2024, to 60 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

The defendants previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Karen M. Williams to one count of conspiracy to engage in unlicensed dealing of firearms and one count of engaging in unlicensed dealing of firearms. In addition, Jenkins pleaded guilty to one count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and Mullane pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography.

According to documents filed in the cases, and statements made in court:

Beginning in December 2022, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with state and local law enforcement agencies, began investigating a firearms trafficking network, operating largely in Paterson and Bayonne, that included Clyburn, Jenkins, and Mullane, among others. During December 2022 and January 2023, law enforcement conducted controlled purchases which resulted in the recovery of over a dozen firearms. Law enforcement recovered additional firearms during the execution of search warrants on Jan. 30, 2023, including a loaded PMF that Jenkins threw out of a window of his home upon realizing that law enforcement was nearby.

While examining electronic devices seized from Mullane’s home on Jan. 30, 2023, pursuant to a court-authorized warrant, law enforcement officers discovered more than 600 images of child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of ATF, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Ross A. Marchetti in Newark; postal inspectors of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Newark, under the direction of Inspector in Charge Christopher A. Nielsen, Philadelphia Division; the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Acting Sheriff Gary F. Giardina; the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office; under the direction of Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes; the Passaic Police Department, under the direction of Chief Luis A. Guzman; and the Paterson Police Department, under the direction of Officer in Charge Isa Abbassi, with the investigation leading to the sentencings. He also thanked the Elizabeth, Plainfield, Hillside, Bayonne and East Orange police departments, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the New Jersey State Police, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Belgiovine of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Trenton.