- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Former Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount is scheduled to be sentenced this week on federal drug charges.

Blount pleaded guilty last September to conspiracy to possess and distribute schedule II controlled substances, distribution of oxymorphone and false or fraudulent material omission. His sentencing is set for Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg.

The Exponent Telegram (https://bit.ly/16g6NgK ) reports that U.S. District Judge Irene Keely has frozen Blount’s retirement and IRA accounts until any fine is paid.

Prosecutors requested the action. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan McGonigal says in a recent court filing that a presentence report indicates Blount will owe a fine ranging between $10,000 and $2 million.

Blount is a pharmacist. A task force raided pharmacies operated by his employer in October 2013 and he was arrested in June 2014.

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Information from: The Exponent Telegram, https://www.theet.com


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