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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

March 28, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Buckhannnon Resident Enters Plea to
Stolen Firearms Charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A 46-year old Buckhannon, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on March 26, 2012, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: JAMES CHEWNING entered a plea of guilty to one count of possession of a stolen firearm in the Spring of 2010 in Upshur County, West Virginia. CHEWNING, 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 Zelda E. Wesley and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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