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Marion County man sentenced for mail fraud

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Fairmont, West Virginia man was sentenced today to 37 months incarceration for mail fraud, United States Attorney William J. Powell announced.

Martin Stoneking, age 25, pled guilty to one count of “Mail Fraud” in May 2017. Stoneking admitted to participating in a staged vehicle accident, faking injuries from said accident, and filing false insurance claims resulting in a $41,000 settlement. The crime happened between May 2013 and October 2013 in Marion County.

Stoneking was also ordered to pay $152,603.64 in restitution,

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia Insurance Commission Office of Inspector General and the United States Postal Inspection Service investigated.

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

Updated November 3, 2017