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Maryland man admits to firearms charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA –Kevin E. Burley, Jr., of Parkville, Maryland, has admitted to a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Burley, also known as “Breeze,” age 34, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Burley, having been previously convicted of three felonies, admitted to having a 9mm pistol and four.380 caliber pistols in September 2016 in Preston County. 

Burley faces up to 10 years 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.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). Project Safe Neighborhoods is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci M. Cook is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Preston County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated April 15, 2019

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