Hancock County man admits to firearms charge | USAO-NDWV

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Michael Martino, of Weirton, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Martino, age 39, pled guilty to one count of “Receipt of Unregistered Firearm.” Martino admitted to receiving a machine gun that wasn’t registered to him in April 2019 in Hancock County.

Martino faces up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Danae DeMasi-Lemon is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Department of Homeland Security Investigations and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone presided.

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