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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wheeling Resident Sentenced On Firearms Charge

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WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A 28-year old Wheeling resident was sentenced on
April 11, 2013, in United States District Court in Wheeling by Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: WILLIAM TORRES a/k/a “BILLY,” was sentenced to 27months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. TORRES entered a plea of guilty on March 5, 2013, to“Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” TORRES possessed a firearm on December 7, 2012, in Wheeling, despite having a prior felony conviction from the New York County Supreme Court for the felony offense of Attempted Robbery, First Degree. TORRES was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

The case was prosecuted by USA Ihlenfeld and Assistant United States Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and the Wheeling Police Department.

Updated January 7, 2015