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James Nastri Sentenced to 210 Months Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on January 30, 2015, James Nastri, 34, of Deep River, Connecticut, was sentenced to 210 months in prison, having been convicted of conspiracy to distribute at least 100 grams of heroin. On June 2, 2014, following a five-day trial before United States District Judge William K. Sessions III, a Burlington jury convicted Nastri of that offense. At sentencing, Judge Sessions also gave Nastri 8 years of supervised release.

Scituate, R.I., Resident Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison on Firearms, Drug Trafficking Charges

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Philip DeBartolo, 30, of Scituate, was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of 12 firearms, and manufacturing and distributing marijuana, 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).

Somerville Man Sentenced for Leading Armed Robbery Conspiracy

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BOSTON – A Somerville man was sentenced today for leading an armed robbery conspiracy and possessing an illegal firearm.
 
Antonio Correia, Sr., 45, of Somerville, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to 123 months in prison and five years of supervised release.  In April 2014, Correia pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime, and four counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
 

Boston Career Criminal Sentenced to 17 Years for Drug Trafficking and Firearm Possession

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BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today to 17 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of drug trafficking and illegal firearm possession.

Kenneth Whigham Jr., 33, of Boston, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to 17 years in prison. In October 2014, Whigham was convicted following a three-day jury trial of being a felon in possession of a firearm n and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base.

Brooklyn Felon Who Acquired Handguns in Vermont Gets Five Years

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Devon Holmes, a 26 year-old New York City man, was sentenced today to five years imprisonment by Judge William K. Sessions III in federal district court in Burlington. Holmes pleaded guilty to causing a young local woman to buy two handguns for him from a South Burlington, Vermont, firearms dealer in 2013.

Three Plead Guilty, 4th to Stand Trial in Federal Court in Arson-for-Profit Scheme

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Gbabia Kollie, 27, of Johnson City, Tenn., has pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence to participating in an alleged scheme to burn a multi-tenement building at 31-33 Ida Street in Providence in November 2013, in an alleged arson-for-profit scheme. Kollie has been detained in federal custody since December 5, 2013, when he was removed from an outbound international flight leaving Atlanta for Liberia and arrested by ATF agents.

Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years for Illegal Gun Sales

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BOSTON – An armed career criminal was sentenced today in connection with the illegal sale of three guns and ammunition. 

James Dawn, 48, of Brockton, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and three years of supervised release.  In Sept. 2014, Dawn pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to being an armed career criminal, possessing a firearm and ammunition, and dealing in firearms without a license.

Four Charged in Connection with Portland Crack Cocaine Arrests

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Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Marco Gordon, a/k/a “D,” a/k/a “Detroit,” 34, of Detroit, Michigan; William Weston, a/k/a “Wild,” 34, of Portland; Russell Gordon, a/k/a “Murder,” a/k/a “M1,” a/k/a “Black,” a/k/a “B,” 31, of Ansonia, Connecticut and Portland were arrested in Portland today and charged in U.S. District Court by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, also known as, crack cocaine.

Armed Crack Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to More Than 9 Years in Federal Prison

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Aaron Kwandranc, 29, of Woonsocket, was sentenced today to 110 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for distribution of crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha, East Providence Police Chief Christopher J. Parella, Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas S. Carey and Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Armed Heroin Trafficker Pleads Guilty as Federal Jury Trial Begins

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Christian Montalvo, 40, of Providence, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Providence to drug trafficking and firearm charges as jury selection was underway in his federal court trial, announced by 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).

Holyoke, Massachusetts Man, Sentenced to 40 Years Imprisonment for the Murder of Melissa Barratt and Drug Distribution Conspiracy

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The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Vermont stated today that Chief Judge Christina Reiss in U.S. District Court in Burlington sentenced Frank Caraballo, 32, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, to 40 years imprisonment on his conviction for firearm and drug conspiracy charges, including a firearm charge relating to the murder of Melissa Barratt. The United States sought a term of life imprisonment and argued that such a term was fair and just sentence for Caraballo’s execution style murder of Melissa Barratt, who was 32 at the time.

Providence Felon Sentenced To More Than Six Years in Federal Prison on Heroin Trafficking, Firearm Charges

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jose Fuentes, 43, of Providence, was sentenced today to 77 months in federal prison for trafficking heroin and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, 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).

Providence Felon Sentenced To More Than Six Years in Federal Prison on Heroin Trafficking, Firearm Charges

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jose Fuentes, 43, of Providence, was sentenced today to 77 months in federal prison for trafficking heroin and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, 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).

Lewiston Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Being a Felon in Possession of Ammunition

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Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jerome Hudson, 44, of Lewiston, Maine, and formerly of Danvers, Massachusetts, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to 18 years in prison and five years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of ammunition.  Hudson pleaded guilty to the charge on June 11, 2014.

Former Narragansett Couple Sentenced to Federal Prison in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Damon Graham, 34, formerly of Narragansett, was sentenced today to 186 months in federal prison for trafficking cocaine and crack cocaine, and for being a felon in possession of firearms. His wife, Ashley Sekator-Graham, 31, was sentenced on August 14, 2014, to 48 months in federal prison for her role in the trafficking of cocaine and crack cocaine in South Kingstown and Narragansett.
 

Rutland Man Sentenced to Over Seven Years Imprisonment for Federal Conviction for Heroin Distribution and Unlawful Firearm Possession

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated Chief Judge Christina Reiss, of the United States District Court, sentenced Joshua Minix (a.k.a. “Face”), 38, of Rutland, Vermont to 87 months imprisonment for conspiring to distribute heroin in the Rutland area and possessing a firearm while unlawfully using controlled substances. Court records indicate that his sentencing was also based on his distribution of Oxycontin pills and cocaine powder.

Lebanon Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charge

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Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Lawrence Young, 54, of Lebanon, Maine, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court before Judge D. Brock Hornby to being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

According to court records, Young was discovered hunting with a 16-gauge shotgun in the area of Acton, Maine on May 1, 2014.  Young was prohibited from possessing firearms on account of two prior felony convictions.

Bridgeport Man with Violent Criminal History Sentenced to 15 years for Illegal Gun Possession

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSE ROQUE, 47, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 180 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.  On May 16, 2014, a jury found ROQUE guilty of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

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