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Berkeley County man admits to lying to a federal agent

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – James Eldon Osborne, 22, of Inwood, West Virginia, was convicted today in federal court for making a false statement, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Osborne admitted he lied to an agent with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives during questioning about the sale of a firearm in Berkeley County, West Virginia in March 2016. 

Osborne pled guilty to one count of “Making a False Statement.” He faces up to five years in prison and a fine 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 Anna Z. Krasinski prosecuted 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 March 3, 2017