OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
Sharon L. Potter
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist
July 27, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Illegal Alien Entered Guilty Plea to Mailing a
Threatening Letter to a United States District Judge
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA —An illegal alien entered a plea of guilty on July 22, 2009, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert.
United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that SILVESTRE BRAVO CUEVAS entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with mailing a threatening communication to a U. S. District Judge in February 2009.
CUEVAS, who is currently in custody, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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