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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.

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.

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