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

Monday, April 7, 2014

Charleston Woman Pleads Guilty To Illegal Possession Of A Firearm

Defendant has prior conviction for first degree robbery

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston woman who pawned her ex-husband’s pistol pleaded guilty today to a federal firearm charge, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Kristie Dorado, 29, also known as Kristie Jo Carter, pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On October 8, 2013, Ms. Dorado pawned a Glock, Model 23, .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol at a Charleston pawn shop.  Dorado was prohibited from possessing the gun following her conviction for first degree robbery in February of 2009 in Kanawha County Circuit Court.  Dorado faces up to 10 years in federal prison when she is sentenced on July 16, 2014.

The Marmet Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated January 7, 2015