Category: W. Virginia – Southern District

Former Employee of Huntington Non-Profit Charged with Theft of Federal Funds | USAO-SDWV

Phillips allegedly converted over $4.7 million of organization’s funds HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston announced today the unsealing of a criminal complaint charging Ruth Marie…

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Charleston Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Crime | USAO-SDWV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Corey Allen Tucker, 25, of Charleston, pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm.  A federal grand jury indicted Tucker in September 2020….

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New York Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Crime | USAO-SDWV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Jaquan Jeremiah Wright, 22, of New York, pleaded guilty today to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.  Wright was arrested on a federal criminal complaint…

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Kanawha County Man Faces up to Life in Prison After Pleading Guilty to Federal Gun Crimes | USAO-SDWV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Kanawha County man pleaded guilty today to two federal gun crimes. Tevin Williams, 27, of Charleston, pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a…

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Charleston Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Distribution of Methamphetamine | USAO-SDWV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Jawhar Baruti Jones, 41, of Charleston, was sentenced to 60 months in prison to be followed by four years of supervised release for distribution of methamphetamine.  Jones…

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Charleston Woman Pleads Guilty to Role in Multi-State Meth Conspiracy | USAO-SDWV

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Melanie Lynne Curnutte, 58, of Charleston, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.  She was charged in an indictment returned by a…

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Raleigh County Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice | USAO-SDWV

 Defendant sentenced for conspiracy to fake his wife’s death at the New River Gorge CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Raleigh County man received a sentence of eight months of confinement for his…

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Beckley Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime | USAO-SDWV

BECKLEY, W.Va. – A Beckley man pleaded guilty today to distributing cocaine base in Raleigh County.  Eric Ledon Brown, 53, was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2020….

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Ohio Man Enters Guilty Plea to Federal Drug Offense | USAO-SDWV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Cleveland, Ohio man pleaded guilty today to a federal drug crime.  James Lavan, 45, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin. According to court…

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Three Men Plead Guilty to Federal Drug Crimes | USAO-SDWV

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Three men appeared in U.S. District Court in Huntington today and pleaded guilty to federal drug crimes. Michael Stanley Wright, 33, of Huntington, pleaded guilty to possession…

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