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Preston County man sentenced for unlawful purchase of a firearm

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Cory Jean Gainey, 24, of Reedsville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 10 months incarceration for unlawfully purchasing a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Gainey pled guilty to one count of “False Statement During the Purchase of a Firearm” in January 2107. He admitted that in October 2015, he provided a false statement to a licensed firearms dealer stating that he was the actual purchaser of the firearm when in fact he was buying it for another individual.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci M. Cook prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Morgantown Police Department investigated.

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

Updated May 30, 2017

Firearms Offenses