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Vermont Man Sentenced to Ten Years on Federal Heroin and Gun Charges

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CONCORD, N.H. – Robert Orth, 30, of South Ryegate, Vermont, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire on federal charges of possessing with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, possessing a firearm in furtherance of his heroin trafficking, and possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon. The Court imposed a term of ten years’ imprisonment.

Providence Resident Sentenced to 13 Years in Federal Prison on Firearms, Hobbs Act Conspiracy Charges

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Allen Prout, 44, of Providence, was sentenced on Friday to 13 years in federal prison on firearms and robbery conspiracy charges relating to his June 2014 plan to rob a drug dealer and on a robbery conspiracy charge relating to his involvement in an armed robbery in September 2012.

Leominster Restaurant Owner Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Arson

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BOSTON – The owner of West End Diner in Leominster pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Worcester in connection with setting fire to his restaurant in order to collect the insurance proceeds.

Jeffrey Cordio, 50, of Leominster, Mass. pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with one count of conspiracy to use fire to commit mail fraud. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman scheduled sentencing for June 1.

Chelmsford Financial Planner Convicted of Attempted Murder-for-Hire of State Trooper

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BOSTON – Following a five-day trial, a federal jury in Boston convicted a financial planner of attempting to hire an individual to murder a Massachusetts State Police Trooper and another individual who were witnesses in his state trial.
 
Andrew S. Gordon, 53, of Chelmsford, Mass., was convicted of five counts of using the mail or the telephone with the intent that a murder-for-hire be committed.  U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris scheduled sentencing for May 20, 2016.
 

New Hampshire Man Found Guilty of Domestic Violence and Firearm Charges Arising Out of Saco Home Invasion

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Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Gregory Owens, 59, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, was found guilty today by a jury in U.S. District Court of interstate domestic violence and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence in connection with a home invasion shooting in Saco, Maine on December 18, 2014.

Southbridge Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition

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BOSTON – A Southbridge man was sentenced today in U.S. District court in Worcester for being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

Mark McForbes, aka “S-Dot,” 33, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and three years of supervised release.  In July 2015, McForbes was convicted of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition following an eight-day jury trial.

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.

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