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Huntington man pleads guilty to Federal gun charge

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A convicted felon from Huntington, West Virginia, pleaded guilty today to a federal gun charge, announced United States Attorney Booth Goodwin. Semaj Markes Leondre Figg, 24, entered a guilty plea in federal court in Huntington to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On April 29, 2015, Figg was arrested by members of the Huntington Police Department for a parole violation. At the time of his arrest, officers found Figg to be in possession of a loaded CZ Model 52, 7.62 x 25 caliber pistol. Figg was prohibited from possessing any firearm under federal law because of a 2014 felony conviction in Cabell County Circuit Court for conspiracy to deliver cocaine.

Figg faces up to ten years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced in federal court in Huntington on March 14, 2016.

This case was investigated by the Huntington Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess is in charge of the prosecution.

The prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by working with existing local programs that target gun crime.

Updated December 14, 2015

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