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Berkeley County woman admits to firearms charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – An Inwood, West Virginia woman pled guilty today to a firearms charge, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Julie Elizabeth Lipscomb, age 36, pled guilty to one count of “False Statement During the Purchase of a Firearm.” Lipscomb admitted to making a false statement wen purchasing two firearms. The crime occurred in August 2015 in Jefferson County. 

Lipscomb 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 defendants.

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 September 21, 2017

Firearms Offenses