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Berkeley County man admits to firearms charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Joshua Neal Krieger, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Krieger, age 29, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Transfer of a Firearm.” He admitted to selling a machine gun conversion part designed to convert a weapon into a machine gun for $2900 in May 2017 in Berkeley County.

Krieger faces up to 10 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated March 27, 2018

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