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W.Va. man pleads guilty

four sentenced in U.S. District Court

February 09, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal crime in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg, according to a press release from the office of U.S. Attorney Sharon L. Potter.

Jeremy David Gero, 29, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the release. He could face a maximum of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

In addition, the following people were sentenced Jan. 29 in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg, according to Potter's office:

· Gerald G. Caesar, 34, of Binghamton, N.Y., was sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison. He pleaded guilty in September to distributing crack.

· Dominic Antwart Ward, 28, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison. He pleaded guilty in October to possessing crack with intent to distribute.

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· Joseph Terrel Briscoe, 29, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 14 years in prison. He pleaded guilty in October to distributing crack.

· Edward Simmons, 38, of Fairmont, W.Va., was sentenced to nine years in prison. He pleaded guilty in October to distributing crack.

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