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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

September 13, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ohio Resident Enters Plea to Firearms Charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A 25-year old Mingo Junction, Ohio, resident entered a plea of guilty on September 13, 2011, in United States District Court in Wheeling before Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: JASON RINKES entered a plea of guilty to one count of possession of a firearm on February 17, 2011, in Weirton, West Virginia, after having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding on year. RINKES, 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 and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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