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    Braxton County Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Crime

    By Lootpress News Staff,

    2024-04-19
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    BRAXTON COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Thomas Jason Drake, 48, of Gassaway, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

    According to court documents and statements made in court, Drake, a lawyer, admitted that he possessed and pawned a Taurus Model G3C 9mm handgun on December 20, 2021, a Winchester Model Grand European XTR .257-caliber rifle on November 22, 2021, and a Colt Model Single Action .45-caliber revolver on December 7, 2021, at Charleston businesses.

    Federal law prohibits a person with a prior felony conviction from possessing a firearm or ammunition. Drake knew he was prohibited from possessing a firearm because of his prior felony conviction for embezzlement in Kanawha County Circuit Court on September 13, 2012.

    Drake is scheduled to be sentenced on August 8, 2024, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

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