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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Monday, March 16, 2015

Flatwoods, WV man convicted of assaulting federal employee

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Albert L. Fuhrmaneck, 50, of Flatwoods, West Virginia, was convicted in federal court today of assaulting a Department of Veterans Affairs employee, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In June 2014, Fuhrmaneck engaged in a verbal and physical confrontation with employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Sutton, West Virginia.

Fuhrmaneck pled no contest today to one count of “Simple Assault on Federal Property.” He faces up to six months in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.00. 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.

Fuhrmaneck’s plea of no contest, which has the same legal effect as a guilty plea, was accepted over the objection of the government.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Cogar is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Department of Veterans Affairs Police are leading the investigation.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.

Updated January 8, 2016