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Huntington woman sentenced for Federal firearms charge

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A woman who brought a concealed weapon into the federal building in Huntington, West Virginia, was sentenced today in federal court in Huntington to seven months in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Booth Goodwin. Whitney H. Borders, 34, of Huntington, previously pleaded guilty in August 2015 to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

On May 28, 2015, Borders passed through the Fifth Avenue entrance of the Sidney L. Christie United States Courthouse and Federal Building in Huntington and approached the security post to be screened for entry into the building. While Borders was being screened, security officers found a Jennings .22 caliber pistol in her purse. Borders is prohibited from possessing any firearm under federal law because of a 2004 felony conviction in Cabell County Circuit Court for forgery.

The United States Marshals Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled 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 November 23, 2015

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