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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

November 8, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Hancock County Resident Enters Plea of Guilty
in Federal Court

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA — A 42 year old Hancock County, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on November 7, 2011, in United States District Court in Wheeling before Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: CARL B. CHAIN entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with failure to update registration as a sex offender from April of 2001 to July of 2011 in Hancock County, West Virginia. CHAIN was a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act traveled in interstate commerce from West Virginia to Ohio and knowingly failed to register and update his sex offender registration. CHAIN, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

This case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri and was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.

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