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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 6, 2017

Jefferson County man sentenced for unlawful possession of a firearm

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Norman Charles Hilbert, 49, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia was sentenced in federal court today to twelve months incarceration for illegally possessing a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Hilbert, who was previously convicted of a felony in Connecticut, was discovered in possession of a .45 caliber pistol in Jefferson County, West Virginia.  He pled guilty to one count of “Felon in Possession of Firearm,” in November 2016.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Maryland Police Department, the Charles Town Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 6, 2017