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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Marmet, West Virginia woman who pawned a stolen firearm was sentenced today to two years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced.  Kristie Jo Dorado, 29, previously pleaded guilty in April of 2014 to being a felon in possession of a firearm.  On October 8, 2013 Dorado pawned a Glock, Model 23, .40 caliber pistol at a Charleston, West Virginia pawn shop.  

The Marmet Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks handled the prosecution.  The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs targeting gun crime.    



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