U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
District of Vermont
District of Vermont
For Immediate Release
January 4, 2013
Tristram Coffin, United States Attorney
Contact: Public Information Officer
Gilman Resident Sentenced to 37 Months Imprisonment for Federal Firearms Conviction
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that Chief Judge Christina Reiss, in U.S. District Court in Rutland, sentenced Craig Lindvall, 26, of Gilman, Vermont, to 37 months imprisonment for unlawfully possessing a firearm after having a felony conviction. Judge Reiss also sentenced Lindvall to three years of supervised release to be served after his release from prison. Lindvall had previously pled guilty to this offense. The maximum penalty for this offense is ten years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Judge Reiss waived the fine in light of Lindvall’s inability to pay.
According to court records, Lindvall was prohibited from possessing firearms because he was previously convicted of a felony offense, that is Aggravated Domestic Assault in the First Degree on February 8, 2010 in Vermont Superior Court (Essex Criminal Division). In July 2011, while he was on probation for this state conviction, Lindvall removed an AWI Feather Industries 9mm rifle from a locked bedroom at his residence, where he lives with his mother and step–father. He used the gun to target shoot behind his residence with two friends. Later Lindvall and the two friends went to the Gilman water treatment plant and shot rounds into the brick wall of that facility.
This case was investigated jointly by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Essex County Sheriffs Department. The Essex County State’s Attorney’s Office also provided assistance. The United States is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Perella and Lindvall is represented by John–Claude Charboneau.