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Waterville Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Illegally Possessing Ammunition

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Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Brian Mulkern, 35, of Waterville, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of ammunition. He pled guilty on August 14, 2015.

New Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Assault in Aid of Racketeering and Crack Distribution Offenses

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CHRISTOPHER GRAHAM, also known as “Ugg,” 28, of New Haven, pleaded guilty yesterday before Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to one count of assault in aid of racketeering and one count of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine.

New Haven Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Robbing ATF Informant, Obstructing Justice

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SHAQUIL GARY, 22, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 96 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for robbing an ATF informant.

Providence Landlord Sentenced to Federal Prison in Arson-for-Profit Scheme

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rony Metellus, 52, of Providence, was sentenced on Wednesday to 42 months in federal prison for setting fire to an occupied three family tenement building he owned, in an arson-for profit scheme and insurance fraud scheme, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré and Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Division of ATF.  

Armed Co-conspirator of Planned Armed Home Invasion Sentenced to 8 Years in Federal Prison

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Emmett Blyden, 45, was sentenced on Tuesday to 96 months in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to commit an armed home invasion and drug-rip at a Providence residence in June 2014, where he, and a co-defendant, Allen Prout, 44, of Providence, were expecting to find and steal two kilos of heroin and a substantial amount of cash. Blyden and Prout were arrested on June 6, 2014, moments after each took possession of firearms they intended to use to commit the armed home invasion and robbery.

Sean McKinnon Sentenced To 96 Months for Theft of Twelve Handguns from R&L Archery in Barre

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Sean McKinnon, 29, of Montpelier, was sentenced today for stealing 12 handguns from R&L Archery on March 15, 2015. United States District Judge William K. Sessions III sentenced McKinnon to 96 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Judge Sessions also ordered McKinnon to pay restitution in the amount of $3,790 to R&L Archery and its insurance carrier for costs associated with the burglary.

Connecticut Man Sentenced to 13 Years for Crack Conspiracy and Distribution

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Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Russell Gordon, 32, of Ansonia, Connecticut, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to 13 years in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute cocaine base, often referred to as crack cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Gordon also was ordered to forfeit $10,706.50. He pleaded guilty to the charges on May 29, 2015.

Meridan Man Who Allegedly Fired Shots Into Mosque Charged With Federal Hate Crime Offense

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that TED HAKEY, JR., 48, of Meriden, has been arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with intentionally damaging religious property, the Baitul Aman Mosque in Meriden.

HAKEY was arrested yesterday. He appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah A.L. Merriam in New Haven and was ordered detained. A detention hearing is scheduled for December 21 at 9:30 a.m.

Stamford Man Charged With Orchestrating Murder for Hire Scheme

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Boston Field Division, today announced that a federal grand jury in Bridgeport returned an indictment today charging LARRY TALLEDO-TORREJON, 29, a citizen of Peru last residing in Stamford, with orchestrating a murder for hire scheme.

Cranston Gang Associate Sentenced to Federal Prison on Drug Trafficking and Firearms Charges

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Antonio Fortes, 25, of Cranston, an associate of the YNIC street gang, was sentenced today to 48 months in federal prison on drug trafficking and firearm charges, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Division of ATF.

South Portland Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Wayne Sunderland, a/k/a “Sean Johnson,” a/k/a “Thomas Butler,” 32, of South Portland, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sunderland pleaded guilty on July 9, 2015.

Bangor Man Sentenced to 10 Years on Drug Trafficking and Gun Charges

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Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Terrance Douglas, 35, of Bennettsville, South Carolina and Bangor, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 10 years in prison and eight years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, commonly known as crack cocaine, and heroin; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin; and being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Douglas pleaded guilty on April 3, 2015.

Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 147 Months in Federal Prison on Drug Distribution and Firearms Charges

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CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith announced that Roger Perkins, age 33, formerly of Methuen, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 147 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Perkins pleaded guilty to the charges on July 21, 2015.

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Selling Stolen Firearms

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MICHAEL MURPHY, 27, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for selling numerous firearms that had been stolen from the Smith & Wesson manufacturing plant in Springfield, Mass.

 

Man Who Stole 111 Firearms from Smith & Wesson Factory Sentenced to More Than 17 Years in Prison

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Boston Field Division, announced that ELLIOT PEREZ, 30, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 210 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for stealing 111 firearms from the Smith & Wesson manufacturing plant in Springfield, Mass, and selling many of those firearms on the street.

 

Massachusetts Man Sentenced on Firearm Charges

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CONCORD, N.H. – Jose M. Camara, Jr., 30, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 42 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to conspiracy to make a false statement during the acquisition of a firearm and making false statements during the acquisition of firearms, announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith. Upon his release, Camara will be placed on three years of supervised release which is monitored by the United States Probation and Pretrial Services Office.

Joint Investigation Dismantles Violent New Haven Street Gang; Members Charged with 6 Murders

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New Haven – U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly, ATF Special Agent in Charge Daniel J. Kumor and New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman today announced federal murder, racketeering, firearms, narcotics and money laundering charges against several members and associates of the Red Side Guerilla Brims, a violent New Haven street gang.  In 2011 and early 2012, members and associates of the gang are alleged to have committed six murders and four attempted murders.

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Participating In Drug Robbery Scheme

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TREVOR PIERCE, 30, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven to 72 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for planning to conduct an armed robbery of narcotics stash house.

Pawtucket, R.I., Man Detained on Federal Firearm, Drug Trafficking Charges

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jose Gomez, 26, of Pawtucket, has been ordered detained in federal custody following an investigation into Gomez’s alleged trafficking of crack cocaine, including the alleged trading of firearms for crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Bridgeport Man Sentenced To More Than 7 Years in Prison for Planning Drug Robbery

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CARLOS COLON, also known as “Joel,” 35, of Bridgeport, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven to 90 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for planning to conduct an armed robbery of narcotics stash house.

 

Mastermind of Arson-for-Profit Scheme Sentenced to Federal Prison

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Kormahyah Karmue, 40, of Providence, was sentenced today to 78 months in federal prison, having been convicted by a federal court jury of being the mastermind behind an arson-for-profit scheme to set fire to an occupied multi-family dwelling he owned in Providence in an effort to collect more than $725,000 in insurance payments.

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Role in Drug Robbery Scheme

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that NELSON DIAZ, 26, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven to 108 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for planning to conduct an armed robbery of narcotics stash house.

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