Greenbelt, Maryland – A federal jury convicted Madani Ilara Tejan, a/ok/a “Malik,” “Mylik,” and “Dani,” age 30, of Washington, D.C., late on February 17, 2023, for utilizing a firearm in reference to homicide and theft, and for a drug distribution conspiracy.
The responsible verdict was introduced by United States Legal professional for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Assistant Legal professional Normal Kenneth A. Well mannered, Jr. of the Justice Division’s Felony Division; Assistant Director Luis Quesada of the FBI’s Felony Investigative Division; Particular Agent in Cost Wayne Jacobs of the FBI Washington Subject Workplace; Particular Agent in Cost Jarod Overlook of the Drug Enforcement Administration – Washington Division; Chief Malik Aziz of the Prince George’s County Police Division; Chief Robert J. Contee of the Metropolitan Police Division; Director Corenne Labbé of the Prince George’s County Division of Corrections; and Director Thomas N. Faust of the D.C. Division of Corrections.
In line with the proof offered at this nine-day trial, on October 3, 2018, Tejan met with a drug buyer, to whom Tejan had organized to promote medicine. Throughout the assembly, Tejan shot and killed the drug buyer, then stole the sufferer’s automotive, pockets, and different private objects. On October 20, 2018, a search warrant was executed at a residence in Higher Marlboro, Maryland, related to Tejan and legislation enforcement recovered the sufferer’s pockets, two baggage of marijuana and a pay as you go mobile phone. Investigation revealed that the pay as you go telephone had been in touch with the sufferer’s telephone a number of occasions on October 3, 2018 and was used interchangeably with Tejan’s registered telephone to speak with the sufferer within the hours earlier than his homicide. Moreover, 1,013 fentanyl capsules have been seized from Tejan whereas he was residing in a government-run residential facility. Tejan’s social media accounts and telephone messages revealed that he distributed fentanyl marketed as oxycodone in addition to different prescribed drugs and marijuana to a number of people, together with the sufferer.
Tejan faces a compulsory minimal of 5 years in federal jail and a most sentence of 40 years in federal jail for conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute managed substances; a most of 20 years in federal jail for possession with the intent to distribute managed substances and for an armed business theft; and a most of life in federal jail to be used of a firearm to commit homicide in relation to a criminal offense of violence. No sentencing date has been set for Tejan.
This case is a part of Challenge Protected Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing collectively all ranges of legislation enforcement and the communities they serve to cut back violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everybody. On Could 26, 2021, the Division launched a violent crime discount technique strengthening PSN based mostly on these core ideas: fostering belief and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that assist forestall violence from occurring within the first place, setting centered and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the outcomes.
United States Legal professional Erek L. Barron and Assistant Legal professional Normal Kenneth A. Well mannered recommended the FBI, DEA, Prince George’s County Police Division, Metropolitan Police Division, Prince George’s County Police Division; Prince George’s County Division of Corrections, D.C. Division of Corrections, for his or her work within the investigation and thanked the Prince George’s County State’s Legal professional’s Workplace and the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace for the District of Columbia for his or her help within the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Barron thanked Assistant U.S. Legal professional Caitlin R. Cottingham and Trial Attorneys Gerald A. A. Collins and Lisa Okay. Man of the Felony Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Part, who’re prosecuting the case.
For extra data on the Maryland U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace, its priorities, and assets out there to assist the neighborhood, please go to https://www.justice.gov/usao-md/project-safe-neighborhoods-psnexile and https://www.justice.gov/usao-md/community-outreach.
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