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Huntington woman pleads guilty to federal firearm charge

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington woman who brought a concealed weapon into the federal building in Huntington pleaded guilty today in federal court, announced United States Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Whitney H. Borders, 29, entered a guilty plea before Chief Judge Robert C. Chambers to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

 On May 28, 2015, Borders entered the federal courthouse and approached the security post to be screened for entry into the building.  While Borders was being screened, security officers found a .22 caliber pistol in a purse Borders was carrying.  Borders was prohibited from possessing a firearm based on a previous felony conviction in Cabell County.

Borders faces up to 10 years in federal prison, and is scheduled to be sentenced on November 23, 2015.

The United States Marshals Service and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is responsible for the prosecution.

This case was brought as 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 August 24, 2015