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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: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

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February 5, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eight Individuals Sentenced During the Month of January for Federal Supervised Release Violations

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that during the month of January, 2013, eight individuals had their supervised release revoked for violating terms and conditions imposed by the United States District Court.

WHEELING DIVISION REVOCATIONS

(Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.)

NICOLE RAE LEE, age 43, of Wheeling, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment for possession and use of cocaine, drug paraphernalia and alcohol and associating with a convicted felon without her probation officer’s approval. LEE was originally sentenced on March 22, 2007, to 24 months imprisonment and 6 years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a protected location. In 2008, LEE’s sentence was reduced to 18 months pursuant to the crack re-sentencing guidelines. On May 18, 2009, LEE’s supervised release was revoked for violations and she was sentenced to
7 months imprisonment and 65 months of supervised release. LEE was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

The United States was represented at the Wheeling revocation hearings by Assistant
United States Attorney John C. Parr.

CLARKSBURG DIVISION REVOCATIONS (Judge Irene M. Keeley)
ANTONIO COTTINGHAM, age 26, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment for a charge and arrest in Marion County for conspiracy to commit a felony (delivery of crack cocaine). NOTTINGHAM was originally sentenced on May 16, 2007, to 70 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine and again on May 20, 2011, to 8 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for escape from custody. COTTINGHAM was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

SAMANTHA LORETTA, age 26, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 18 months for testing positive for the use of narcotics and failure to notify probation officer of her arrest in Harrison County for shoplifting. LORETTA was originally sentenced on November
7, 2007, to 57 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release. LORETTA was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

MATTHEW W. HAYES, age 28, of Rivesville, West Virginia, was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment to be followed by 36 months of supervised release for testing positive for the use of narcotics and failure to be truthful with his probation officer. HAYES was originally sentenced on February 28, 2011, to 3 years probation for the distribution of heroin. HAYES was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

DANIEL LEE STEVENS, age 46, of Mannington, West Virginia, was sentenced to 4 months imprisonment for testing positive for the use of narcotics on two separate occasions. STEVENS was originally sentenced on September 4, 2007, to 5 years probation for being a felon in possession of a firearm. STEVENS, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.

MICHAEL JOSEPH GOODWIN, age 27 of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 30 days imprisonment for failure to report for drug testing, failure to obtain GED during his term of supervised release and testing positive for use of opiates. GOODWIN was originally sentenced on May 9, 2008, to 27 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine. GOODWIN, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.

The United States was represented at the Clarksburg revocation hearings by Assistant
United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley, Andrew R. Cogar and Stephen D. Warner.

MARTINSBURG DIVISION REVOCATIONS (Judge Gina M. Groh)
ANGELA SUE HODGE, age 37, of Kanawha County, West Virginia, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for falsifying a drug screen and use of narcotics. HODGE was originally sentenced on March 30, 2010, to 18 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine. HODGE was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

TIMOTHY DOUGLAS IMPERIO, age 31, of Mineral County, West Virginia, was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment to be followed by 30 months of supervised release for failure to file reports with his probation officer, failure to maintain employment, failure to notify probation officer of change in employment status; and, being untruthful to the probation officer. IMPERIO was originally sentenced on July 13, 2009, to 30 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for perjury. IMPERIO was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

The United States was represented at the Martinsburg revocation hearings by Assistant
United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti.

The United States Probation Office carries out probation and pretrial services functions throughout the Northern District of West Virginia. With locations in Wheeling, Clarksburg, Martinsburg, and Elkins, the office works to assist the federal courts in the fair administration of justice, to protect the community, and to bring about long-term positive change in individuals under supervision. Jeff Givens is the Chief Probation Officer for the Northern District.

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