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Harrison County man sentenced to nearly six years for illegal firearms charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Steven Scott Nestor, of Shinnston, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 70 months incarceration for unlawfully possessing a firearm, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Nestor, age 35, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in January 2018. Nestor, having previously been convicted of a felony in Harrison County Circuit Court, admitted to possessing a 9mm caliber pistol. The crime occurred in May 2017 in Harrison County, West Virginia. 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci M. Cook prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. 

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

Updated May 10, 2018

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