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Mount Hope man sentenced for federal gun crime

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

BECKLEY, W.Va. – A Mount Hope man was sentenced today to two years of probation for a gun charge, with the first six months to be served on home confinement, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. David Pagan, 22, previously pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting making a false statement in acquiring a firearm.

Pagan admitted that on September 26, 2015, he persuaded another individual to purchase a Taurus .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol for him from Shooter’s Roost in Beckley. That individual put his own name on the form required by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to falsely indicate that he was the actual purchaser.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Beckley Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney John L. File is responsible for the prosecution. United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentence.

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 networking existing local programs targeting gun crime.

Updated April 12, 2017

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