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Charleston Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Crime

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Antoine Miller, 36, of Charleston, pleaded guilty today to a federal gun crime. 

According to court documents and statements made in court, Miller admitted that on April 28, 2020, he possessed a Ruger 9 mm handgun at Renaissance Circle in Charleston. Miller is prohibited from possessing firearms as a result of a prior federal Hobbs Act conspiracy conviction, for which he spent over 10 years in federal prison.

Miller pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on September 7, 2021.

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement.  Assistant United States Attorney Steve Loew is handling the prosecution.

The Charleston Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted the investigation. Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber presided over the hearing.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:20-cr-00092.




Updated May 11, 2021

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