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West Virginia man sentenced for unlawful possession of stolen firearms

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – John Basile, 65, of Blacksville, West Virginia was sentenced today to twelve months and one day in prison for unlawful possession of stolen firearms, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Basile previously pled guilty to “Possession of Stolen Firearms” for selling stolen guns in Marion and Monongalia County in 2014.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

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

Updated June 22, 2016