CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Paul Chibuzo, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 21 months of incarceration for charges related to hiding a fugitive, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.
Chibuzo, age 25, pled guilty in August 2020 to one count of “Harboring and Concealing a Federal Fugitive” and one count of “False Statement to Federal Agent.” Chibuzo admitted to hiding Donquale Gray in Morgantown from March 1 to March 6, 2019. Gray was wanted by the U.S. Marshal Service on a felony charge. Chibuzo lied to authorities about speaking with Gray and knowing he was wanted in February 2019.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Marshal Service; The Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; and the Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.
Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Northern District of West Virginia