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September 30, 2013


Two Individuals Convicted and One Sentenced in Federal Court

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two individuals entered pleas and one individual sentenced by Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull, according to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II.

LORETTA MEREDITH, age 58, of Jamestown, New York, and formerly of Fairmont, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Conspiracy to Attempt to Obstruct Justice” from January 28, 2013, to May 7, 2013, in the Braxton and Marion County areas. As part of her plea, MEREDITH will forfeit a Compaq laptop computer used to commit the offense of conviction. MEREDITH, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison. This case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and investigated by the United States Marshals Service.

FRANKLIN MOORE, age 43, of Procious, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Felon in Possession of a Firearm” in Taylor County. MOORE, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years in prison. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Welsey and investigated by the Grafton Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

DEANTHONY PARKER, age 30, an inmate at USP Hazelton entered a plea of guilty to two counts of “Indecent Exposure” and was sentenced to 180 days imprisonment to run concurrently with his current 60-month sentence. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Flower and investigated by the Special Investigative Services Staff at USP Hazelton.

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