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Martinsburg Woman Charged with Bankruptcy Violations

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 20, 2013
  • Northern District of West Virginia (304) 234-0100

MARTINSBURG, WV—A Martinsburg, West Virginia woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly making misrepresentations in bankruptcy proceedings and for causing others to provide false testimony, according to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II.

Sandra Kuhns, age 60, of Martinsburg, was named in a five-count indictment charging her with one count of willfully causing false testimony in bankruptcy and four counts of false bankruptcy declaration. Kuhns faces up to five years in prison on each charge. This case will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In addition, the following indictments were also returned:

Marvin Junior Thompson, age 58, of Burlington, West Virginia, was named in a one-count indictment charging him with felon in possession of a firearm. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is seeking to forfeit the Howa Model Vanguard, .300 caliber Bolt Action rifle possessed by Thompson, who faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. This case will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Dennis Lynn Smith, age 55, of Upper Tract, West Virginia, was named in a four-count indictment charging him with attempted manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of material used to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, and maintaining drug-involved premise. Smith faces up to 20 years in prison. This case will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar and was investigated by the West Virginia State Police.

Jose Garcia Delgado, age 22, of York, Pennsylvania, was named in a one-count indictment charging him with entering the United States, after having been previously deported, without obtaining the express consent of the Secretary of Homeland Security or the Attorney General of the United States to reapply for admission to the United States. Delgado faces up to two years in prison and deportation. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

All the charges contained in the above-referenced indictments are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt, and each defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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