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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

September 13, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Seven Individuals Sentenced in Federal Court

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - Eight individuals were sentenced this week in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Judge Gina M. Groh.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

ALBERT JOHNSON, age 35, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 63 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. JOHNSON entered a plea of guilty on January 27, 2012, to Distribution of Crack Cocaine. JOHNSON was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

RAYMOND BANTAN, age 38, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. BANTAN entered a plea of guilty on May 2, 2012, to Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine in Martinsburg. BANTAN, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow and investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

ANDREE LAMONT ROGERS, age 36, of Wilmington, North Carolina, was sentenced to 46 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. ROGERS entered a plea of guilty on May 18, 2012, to Possession of a Firearm on October 14, 2011, in Jefferson County, after having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. ROGERS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Kimberley D. Crockett and investigated by the West Virginia State Police and ATF.

RONALD G. KISNER, II, age 27, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment to be followed by 50 years of supervised release. KISNER entered a plea of guilty to one count on May 7, 2012, to Abusive Sexual Contact on November 28, 2011, in Harpers Ferry National Park in Jefferson County, West Virginia. KISSER was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber and was investigated by the United States National Park Service.

GIRARD ELDRIDGE CURRY, age 28, of Coppa, Maryland, was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment to be followed by five years of supervised release. CURRY entered a plea of guilty on May 14, 2012, to Bank Fraud. On August 31, 2011, CURRY developed a scheme to defraud SunTrust Bank by using false identification to obtain $48,500. CURRY, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and investigated by the United States Secret Service and the West Virginia State Police.

ANTOINE JAMINE BROWN a/k/a “D”, age 36, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. BROWN entered a plea of guilty on April 20, 2012, to the Distribution of Crack Cocaine in Martinsburg. BROWN, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber and was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force.

TERRENCE D. WINSTON, age 36, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. WINSTON entered a plea of guilty on May 1, 2012, to Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine. WINSTON, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Kimberley Crockett and investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force.

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