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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Milford Woman Sentenced to 2 Years for Straw Gun Purchases

District of Maine

 

www.justice.gov/usao/me

For Immediate Release

June 12, 2014


Thomas E. Delahanty II, United States Attorney

Contact: Gail Fisk Malone
(207) 945-0373
gail.malone@usdoj.gov

Milford Woman Sentenced to 2 Years for Straw Gun Purchases

BANGOR, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Maureen Hammond, 50, of Milford, Maine, was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison and three years of supervised released for conspiring to make false statements during the purchase of firearms. Hammond pled guilty in June 2013.

Court documents reveal that on October 9, 2012, Hammond purchased three handguns in two transactions at Jimi’s Trading Center in Brewer, Maine. At the time of the sales, she completed a federally-required form claiming to be the actual buyer, when, in fact, she was buying the handguns for a man she knew to be a drug dealer and paying with money he had given to her. The handguns have never been recovered.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

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