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Berkeley County man admits to illegal gun possession

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Christopher Wade Rebish, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, has admitted to having a machine gun, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Rebish, age 30, pled guilty today to one count of “Illegal Possession of Machine Gun.” Rebish admitted to having a 5.7X28 mm caliber machine gun in Berkeley County in March 2017.

Rebish 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 Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

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

Updated October 23, 2018

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