Weirton Resident Enters Plea in Federal Court
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 13, 2013|
WHEELING, WV—A 48 year old Weirton, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on March 6, 2013, in United States District Court in Wheeling before Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that Danny Lee Cook entered a plea of guilty to sale of stolen goods transported interstate. Cook obtained over 6,300 pounds of copper wire that he knew to be stolen from Mon Power’s Wylie Ridge substation in New Cumberland, West Virginia. Cook then transported the stolen wire to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, where he sold it to a scrap metal dealer. Cook, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar and investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.