WHEELING-A Weirton man has pleaded guilty to a charge of selling stolen goods, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said.
Danny Lee Cook, 48, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Wheeling before Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr.
Cook was charged with the sale of stolen goods transported interstate after authorities said he obtained 6,300 pounds of copper wire that he knew to be stolen from Mon Power's Wylie Ridge Road substation in New Cumberland.
Cook then transported the stolen wire to Canonsburg, Pa., where he sold it to a scrap dealer, Ihlenfeld said. Cook, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the FBI.