OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
Betsy C. Jividen
Acting UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist
December 2, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ohio Man Enters Plea on Firearms Charge
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA — A 20 year old Bellaire, Ohio, resident entered a plea of guilty on November 19, 2009, in United States District Court in Wheeling before Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.
Acting United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that FOREST WESTLEY NUZUM, II, entered a plea of guilty to one count of possession of a stolen firearm on July 18, 2009, in Wheeling. NUZUM, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.
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