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Former Windham Couple Pleads Guilty to Firearms Charges

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Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Theodore “Ted” Thomes, 55, and his wife, Renee Thomes, 51, both formerly of Windham, Maine, now of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, pleaded guilty this week, in U.S. District Court, to firearms charges. Ted Thomes was convicted of being a felon in possession of firearms.  Renee Thomes was convicted of knowingly transferring firearms to a non-Maine resident.

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Firearms Charge

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Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Kevin Anderson, 46, of Mullica Township, New Jersey, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to unlawful possession of firearms.

Court records reveal during a July 12, 2013 probation home check at a Moose River, Maine residence, probation officers discovered seven firearms, including, four handguns, in the defendant’s bedroom. The defendant was prohibited from possessing handguns because of three prior felony convictions.

New Haven Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on Wednesday, September 10, MARQUIS MITCHELL, 23, of New Haven, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 51 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing firearms.

Eddington Man Sentenced to Over Six Years on Firearms and Heroin Charges

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Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Nicholas McDonald, 33, of Eddington, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 75 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm by a felon. He pleaded guilty on March 4, 2014.

Denzel Watson and Jessica Elder Sentenced for Attempted Straw Purchase of a Firearm

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Denzel Watson of Brooklyn, New York was sentenced today for aiding and abetting the making of false statements in the attempted acquisition of a firearm. Chief United States District Judge Christina Reiss, sitting in Burlington, sentenced Watson to a four-month term of imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release, which includes four months of location monitoring.

Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison on Gun Charge

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Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced Jermaine Whindleton, a/k/a “Sin,” 28, formerly of Worcester, Massachusetts, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Whindleton was convicted on April 9, 2014 following a two-day jury trial.

Second of Three Defendants Sentenced in Hobbs Act Robbery Conspiracy

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Gennaro Mieli, 62, of Niantic, CT., was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Providence, R.I., to 41 months in federal prison for his role in a home invasion and robbery in March 2010, of a 78-year-old associate of the Gambino crime family in Stamford, CT., 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).

Bunthan Sam Sentenced to 10 Years’ Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Bunthan Sam, 35, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced to 120 months in prison, having pled guilty to the charge of conspiracy to distribute at least 100 grams of heroin. United States District Judge William K. Sessions III, sitting in Burlington, also sentenced Sam to 4 years of supervised release.

Providence Landlord Ordered Detained in Federal Custody Charged with Allegedly Setting Fire to an Occupied Tenement to Collect Insurance Payments

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – An investigation by the Providence Fire Department Arson Squad, the Providence Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) into an early morning fire on July 23, 2014, that caused significant damage to an occupied three family tenement at 346 Admiral Street in Providence, has resulted in the arrest and detention of the building’s owner, Rony Metellus, 51, of Providence. It is alleged that Metellus set fire to the building in order to collect insurance payments.

Central Falls Resident on Probation for Robbery Ordered Detained in Federal Custody for Allegedly Trafficking Crack Cocaine

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A joint investigation by ATF agents and Central Falls Police has resulted in the arrest and detention of a Central Falls resident for allegedly trafficking crack cocaine and the seizure of more than 128 grams of crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha, Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Division of ATF, and Central Falls Police Chief Colonel James J. Mendonca.

Employee of Gun Frame Manufacturer Who Violated Federal Firearms Laws is Sentenced

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROBERT BRINKERHOFF, 54, of Old Lyme, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one year of probation for violating federal firearms laws.  BRINKERHOFF worked as the general manager of Tri-Town Plastics, a federally-licensed firearms manufacturer located in Deep River.

Sentencing Hearings Completed for Four Defendants in Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana, Ecstasy and “Molly” Trafficking Conspiracy

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Four men arrested in June 2013 as the result of a sweeping fifteen-month joint federal, state and local law enforcement investigation resulting in the seizure of more than 137 grams of heroin, 392 grams of crack cocaine, 235 grams of cocaine powder, 47 grams and 100 pills of the synthetic drug "Molly," 100 Ecstasy pills and six firearms, including a machine gun, have been sentenced to federal prison, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha.

Hartford Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Role in Narcotics Trafficking Ring

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANTHONY HARRINGTON, also known as “Tone,” 29, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for his role in a narcotics trafficking ring.

Bridgeport Man Sentenced To 70 Months in

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that FEDERICO CANNON, also known as “Rico,” 31, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 70 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. On May 22, 2013, a jury found CANNON guilty of one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a previously convicted felon.

Massachusetts Fugitive Sentenced to 81 Months on Firearms and Identity Theft Charges

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Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Gary Irving, a/k/a “Gregory Irving” and “Gregg Irving,” 54, of Gorham, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to 81 months in prison and three years of supervised release for being a fugitive in possession of firearms and aggravated identity theft. Irving pleaded guilty to the charges on March 27, 2014, a year after his apprehension for being a fugitive for 34 years.

Three New Haven Residents Charged With Distributing Crack Cocaine; One Also Faces Gun Charge

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury sitting in New Haven returned a 10-count indictment yesterday charging three New Haven men with crack cocaine distribution offenses. One defendant is also charged with illegally possessing a firearm.

The indictment alleges that between November 2013 and May 2014, PERRY FLOWERS, also known as “Mel,” 44, MILES PRICE, also known as “Molly Rock,” 25, and TONY BROWN, also known as “Boogie Down,” 35, possessed and distributed crack cocaine.

New Haven Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Narcotics

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TYLON VAUGHN, also known as “Bucky B,” 36, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 144 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine and marijuana.

ATF-Led Law Enforcement Operation Targets Violent Crime In Bridgeport And New Haven

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New Haven – Law enforcement officials today announced the results of a four-month joint law enforcement initiative to stem violent crime in Bridgeport and New Haven. The operation, headed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), resulted in the seizure of more than 73 illegal firearms and is expected to result in the prosecution of 154 individuals on federal or state charges. Today’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly, ATF Special Agent in Charge Daniel J. Kumor, Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph L.

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