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A Monongalia County man sentenced for firearms conspiracy charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Christopher Anderson, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 27 months incarceration for his role in a firearms conspiracy yesterday, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Anderson, age 36, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Violate Federal Firearms Laws” in August 2018. Anderson admitted to working with others to make false statements to purchase firearms from May to June 2017 in Morgantown.

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 Zelda E. Wesley 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 March 7, 2019

Firearms Offenses