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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

June 22, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two Buckhannon Residents Sentenced
on Counterfeit Charges

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — Two Buckhannon, West Virginia, residents were sentenced on June 21, 2011, in United States District Court in Elkins, West Virginia, by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that GARY W. MORAN, II, age 31, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release; and WILLIAM B. HITT, II, age 41, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment to be followed by thee years supervised release and was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $3,000. MORAN and HITT entered guilty pleas to one count of an Indictment charging them with conspiring to counterfeit money from July 2009 to August 2009 in Upshur County and Lewis County within the Northern District of West Virginia.

MORAN and HITT are currently free on bond and will self-report to designated federal institutions.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner. The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service, Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department.

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