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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 19, 2013

Morgantown Resident Convicted For Being A Convicted Felon In Possession Of A Firearm


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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 30 year-old Morgantown, West Virginia, resident was convicted on April 18, 2013, by a Clarksburg jury on one count. The trial lasted two days, concluding early Thursday evening. Judge Irene M. Keeley presided over the trial.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: SAMAD MADIR HARVEY a/k/a “WES,” was convicted of Possession of a Firearm on September 16, 2012, in Monongalia County after having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. HARVEY had prior felony convictions from the Superior Court of Monmouth, New Jersey for Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance and Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substance.

Trial evidence indicated that HARVEY illegally possessed a Kel-Tec Model PSAT, .380 caliber pistol.

HARVEY, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Morgantown Police Department.

Updated January 7, 2015