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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Harrison County man sentenced for firearms charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Samuel Robert Loretta, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 12 months and one day of incarceration for a firearms charge, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Loretta, 54, pled guilty in December 2020 to one count of “Unlawful Possession of Firearm.” Loretta, a person prohibited from having a firearm because of prior felony convictions, admitted to having .45 caliber revolver in March 2020 in Harrison County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Wagner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Clarksburg Police Department investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated April 22, 2021