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Former Employee Of Princeton Nursing Home Sentenced To Prison for $80K Embezzlement Scheme

Charleston, West Virginia – A former nursing home employee who embezzled over $80,000 was sentenced today to a year and a month in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Veneford Blankenship, 35, of Bluefield, previously pleaded guilty to … Continue reading

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Baltimore Resident Pleads Guilty To Distributing Heroin

Martinsburg, West Virginia – A Baltimore, Maryland man has admitted today to distributing heroin, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

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MEPCO To Close Greene County Mine, Cut 370 Jobs

MEPCO LLC filed a Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry earlier this month. The notice indicates the company will close its 4 West Mine at Dilliner and lay off 370 employees in March.

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Former Treasurer Of Teays Valley Volunteer Fire Department Pleads Guilty To $75K Embezzlement

Huntington, West Virginia – A Hurricane woman pleaded guilty today for embezzling over $75,000 from the Teays Valley Volunteer Fire Department, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Kathy Sue Gwinn, 52, entered her guilty plea to theft from a program receiving … Continue reading

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Charleston Resident Gets 20 Years In Prison For Fentanyl Crime

Charleston, West Virginia – A Charleston man was sentenced today to 20 years in federal prison for a drug crime, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. David Ellis Murray, 48, previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, … Continue reading

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West Virginia Volunteer Firefighter Found Guilty Of Setting Fires In Green Ridge State Forest

West Virginia – A West Virginia man was convicted Tuesday in Allegany County Circuit Court of setting three fires earlier this year that damaged 57 acres in Green Ridge State Forest. Brian Chad Twigg, 20, of Paw Paw, pleaded guilty … Continue reading

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Owner Of Ready Transport Services Pleads Guilty To Failing To Pay Employment Taxes

Washington- A Fayette County, West Virginia, business owner pleaded guilty today to failing to pay over employment taxes, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Carol Casto for the … Continue reading

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Operator Of Advance Healthcare Pleads Guilty To Illegal Drug Distribution

Wheeling, West Virginia – A Wellsburg, West Virginia registered nurse has admitted to distributing drugs illegally, United States Attorney William J. Powell announced. Sharon E. Jackson, age 46, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances Outside … Continue reading

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Former Nursing Home Employee Admits To Taking Part In An $80K Embezzlement Scheme

U.S. Attorney Carol Casto announced Tuesday a former employee of a West Virginia nursing home pleaded guilty to embezzlement. Thirty-five-year-old Veneford Blankenship of Princeton was employed as a business office supervisor at a nursing home in West Virginia, at which … Continue reading

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Lanham Man Arrested In Connection With 2009 Cold Case

Around 11:45 p.m. June 2, 2009, police responded to a report of a shooting in the 9000 block of Continental Place. At the scene, the responding officers found four people who had been shot. One of the victim, Shai Caldwell, … Continue reading

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