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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

August 22, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two Individuals Sentenced in Federal Court

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Two individuals were sentenced last week in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

BRANDON GUM, age 26, of Flatwoods, West Virginia, was sentenced on August 19, 2011, to six months imprisonment to be followed by two years of supervised release, with the first six months of his supervised release to be served under home detention. GUM entered a plea of guilty on May 16, 2011, to one count of selling and disposing of a stolen firearm on October 29, 2009, in Braxton County. GUM, who is currently free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.

CRYSTAL CROSS, age 24, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced on August 18, 2011, to four years probation, with the first six months of her probation to be served under home detention. CROSS entered plea of guilty on May 2, 2011, to one count of purchasing a firearm for another individual on June 23, 2010.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley and were investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

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