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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of West Virginia

For Immediate Release

Monday, July 30, 2018
William J. Powell
, United States Attorney

Berkeley County Man Sentenced for Firearms Charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Joshua Neal Krieger, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 50 months incarceration for a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Krieger, age 30, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Transfer of a Firearm” in March 2018. He admitted to selling a machine gun conversion part designed to convert a weapon into a machine gun for $2900 in May 2017 in Berkeley County.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.


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