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

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wheeling Resident Sentenced On Firearms Charge

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WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA — A 25 year old Wheeling, West Virginia, resident was sentenced on January 29, 2013, in United States District Court in Wheeling by Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: SHAWN L. BINKOWSKI was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. BINKOWSKI entered a plea of guilty on January 3, 2013, to “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” BINKOWSKI, having previously been convicted in the Circuit Court of Ohio County, West Virginia, of the felony offense of Grand Larceny, knowingly possessed a Bryco Arms pistol on September 16, 2012, in Wheeling. BINKOWSKI was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin and investigated by the United States Probation office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Wheeling Police Department.

Updated January 7, 2015