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Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 7 years in Federal Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Ring

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that OMAR BAHAMONDE, also known as “Dirk,” 30, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 84 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for trafficking narcotics in Bridgeport.

Springfield Felon Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Firearms and Drug Charges

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BOSTON – A Springfield man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court for conspiring to illegally possess a firearm and ammunition and for conspiring to distribute cocaine.

Kevin Sligar, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 10 years in prison and ten years of supervised release. In October 2014, Sligar pleaded guilty to conspiring to illegally possess a firearm and ammunition and conspiring to distribute cocaine.

Gun Dealers Sentenced for Federal Firearms Violations

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that BRIAN VANACORE, 49, of North Branford, GREG BODYTKO, 55, of Northford, were sentenced yesterday Bridgeport federal court for violating federal firearms laws. U.S. Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel ordered VANACORE and BODYTKO to serve, one year of probation, pay a $500 fine and perform 100 hours of community service. According to court documents and statements made in court, VANACORE and BODYTKO were the owners of BMG LLC (BMC), which operated a gun store at 2585 Berlin Turnpike in Newington.

New Hampshire Man Sentenced on Firearms Charges

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CONCORD, N.H. – Johnathon Irish, 28, of Brentwood, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 18 months in prison on firearms charges, including one count of aiding and abetting a false statement in connection with the acquisition of a firearm, and one count of lying to a federal law enforcement agent, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas. In February 2013, Irish lied to a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation while he was being interviewed about his personal firearms.

Richford Vermont Man Sentenced in Cross-Border Marijuana Trafficking Conspiracy

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont has stated that Jeffrey Donna, 39, of Richford, Vermont has been sentenced to prison for his role in a crossborder marijuana trafficking conspiracy. In August 2014, Donna was convicted of conspiracy to distribute marijuana. As part of his sentence, Donna has forfeited a second home in Florida, a second Florida property, a Richford, Vermont rental property, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, a Polaris ATV, a Cadillac Escalade, twenty-two guns, and $135,000 in drug money. Donna will begin serving his 32 month sentence in March.

Hartford Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Gun Possession

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ASA BOYD, 35, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm. According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 30, 2014, the Hartford Police Department’s Intelligence Division received information that an individual driving a red Grand Am was in possession of .45 caliber pistol and selling drugs in the vicinity of Capitol Avenue.

Groton Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to More Than 6 Years in Federal Prison

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JUAN G. CHEVEREZ, also known as “Guinchi,” 33, of Groton, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 77 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release for conspiring to import and distribute cocaine in southeastern Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, in early 2012, Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), the U.S.

New Haven Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearm

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JEROME T. WALKER, also known as “Ratchet,” 26, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm.  WALKER also was ordered to perform 300 hours of community service.

New London Man Sentenced To More Than 7 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Gun Possession

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on Friday, January 30, MAURICE L. MILLIGAN, 36, of New London, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 90 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm.

Newington Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Role in Coast-to-Coast Cocaine Trafficking Ring

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JERMAINE JENKINS, 34, formerly of Newington, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 72 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for his role in a cocaine trafficking ring.

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Loaded Handgun in Norwalk

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on Friday, January 30, DAHONTA HILLIARD, 24, of Bridgeport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm...

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).

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