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Marion County man admits to firearms charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Samuel Iaquinta, Jr., of Fairmont, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Iaquinta, age 47, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of Firearm.” Iaquinta, a person prohibited from having a firearm because of a previous felony conviction, admitted to having a 9mm pistol in Marion County in March 2020.

Iaquinta faces up to 10 years of 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 defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara E. Wagner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fairmont Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated October 26, 2020

Firearms Offenses