A Poughkeepsie Bloods gang member faces up to 15 in prison after being found guilty of two weapons charges related to the violent injury of a woman.
Raymond Moore, aka "Face," 32, was found guilty by an Ulster County jury on Friday, of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm, according to Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright.
He was acquitted on an assault charge, and the jury deadlocked on three other charges. This was the second trial on the same charges, the first trial, in August, ended with a hung jury.
Moore has 13 prior criminal convictions in Dutchess County in the last 12 years, including four felonies, one of which involved the possession of a loaded 38 caliber handgun during a chase with a Poughkeepsie police officer. The current case is his fifth felony conviction and took place just three months after he was released from prison on the Poughkeepsie gun possession charge, the DA's Office said.
Evidence in the case included letters written by Moore to his friends and witnesses trying to threaten and intimidate witnesses whom he referred to as “rats”. He also offered to pay $1,000 each to witnesses for them to change their testimony. In addition, Moore tried to get a female friend to deliver a false narrative. That witness has since been convicted of tampering with a witness, said the DA's Office.
Moore is expected to be sentenced in Ulster County Court on Dec. 21.
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