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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Sharon L. Potter
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

 


April 8, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nine Individuals Sentenced in Federal Court
Charges include Drugs, Firearms
and Retaliation Against a Federal Witness

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Nine individuals were sentenced on April 6 and April 7, 2009, in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that:

KENNETH WAYNE RILEY, age 28, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 112 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. RILEY entered a plea of guilty on June 25, 2008, to an Information charging him with the distribution of “crack” cocaine in Berkeley County on January 29, 2008. RILEY is in federal custody. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber. The case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force. The Task Force consists of officers from the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

JOHN DAVID GLADNEY, age 34 of Ranson, West Virginia, was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment to be followed by five years supervised release and was ordered to pay a fine of $250,000. GLADNEY entered a plea of guilty on October 20, 2008, to one count of an Indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. GLADNEY was sentenced as an armed career criminal and is in federal custody. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Charles Town Police Department; the Ranson Police Department; the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department; and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

MATTHEW POINTER, JR., also known as “CUZO,” age 24, of Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced to 121 months imprisonment to be followed by five years supervised release. POINTER entered a plea of guilty on January 23, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of “crack” cocaine on June 19, 2006. POINTER is in federal custody.

KENNETH ALGER, age 21, of Ranson, was sentenced to four months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. ALGER entered a plea of guilty on January 23, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of “crack” cocaine in Charles Town, West Virginia, on January 26, 2007. ALGER is currently free on bond and will self report to a designated federal institution.

The cases against POINTER and ALGER were investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Charles Town Police Department.

ANTHONY LAMONT JACKSON, age 30, of Prince George’s County, Maryland, was sentenced to 100 months imprisonment to be followed by thee years supervised release. JACKSON entered a plea of guilty on September 29, 2008, to one count of an Indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. JACKSON, who was previously convicted of a robbery in Winchester, Virginia, possessed a Glock 9 mm pistol on April 10, 2008, in Jefferson County, West Virginia. JACKSON is in federal custody. The case was investigated by the Charles Town Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

JOSE LUIS BAUTISTA, true name JESUS GARCIA PENA, age 28, of Charles Town, was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. BAUTISTA entered a plea of guilty on January 9, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute cocaine in Charles Town on February 21, 2008. BAUTISTA is in federal custody. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

GENE FUHRMAN, age 32, of Clear Springs, Maryland, was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. FUHRMAN entered a plea of guilty on April 7, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging him with manufacturing methamphetamine in Martinsburg on October 29, 2008. FUHRMAN is in federal custody. The case was investigated by the Washington County Maryland Task Force.

CARMEN PAOLO, age 44, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. PAOLO entered a plea of guilty on January 26, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging him with manufacturing methamphetamine. A search warrant was executed at PAOLO’s residence on October 29, 2008, and evidence of a working meth lab was seized. PAOLO is currently free on bond and will self report to a designated federal institution. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Washington County, Maryland, Task Force.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti.

CHRISTINA MARIE PAINTER, age 32, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment to be followed by two years supervised release. PAINTER entered a plea of guilty on January 15, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging her with retaliation against a federal witness. PAINTER made a harmful and threatening telephone call to an individual with the intent to retaliate against that individual for providing information to law enforcement regarding drug activity in the Martinsburg area. PAINTER is currently free on bond and will self-report to a designated federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow. The case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.

 

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