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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 12, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Salem Resident Enters Plea
in Federal Court

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 26 year old Salem, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on March 8, 2012, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: BRANDON LEE FLOYD entered a plea of guilty to one count of forging an endorsement on a stolen Treasury check which was issued to a Veterans Administration beneficiary who had deceased. During the period of January 2, 2010, to June 1, 2011, FLOYD stole and forged a total of eighteen beneficiary checks worth $11,898. FLOYD, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar and was investigated by the Veterans Administration Office of Inspector General and the United States Secret Service.

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