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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.

Hartford Man Indicted For Illegally Possessing Sawed-Off Firearm and Bullet Proof Vest

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Hartford has returned an indictment charging KIEJUAN HAUGABOOK, 35, of Hartford, with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of possession of a sawed-off firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of possession of body armor by a violent felon. The indictment was returned on June 11 and was unsealed today during HAUGABOOK’s arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joan G. Margolis in New Haven.

Two Detained in Federal Custody in Alleged Home Invasion, Hobbs Act Robbery Conspiracy

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Allen Prout, 42, of Providence, and Emmett Blyden, 43, of no known address, were ordered detained in federal custody today by U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Sullivan on allegations that they conspired to commit an armed home invasion in Providence, where they were expecting to find two kilos of heroin and a large amount of cash, 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).

Monroe Man Sentenced to Almost 4 Years on Federal Drug Charges

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Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Paul Ford, 33, of Monroe, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 46 months in prison and 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to manufacture marijuana and manufacturing marijuana.  Ford pleaded guilty to the offenses on May 7, 2013.

Providence Heroin Dealer Arrested While on State Probation Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Moises Tronilo, 28, of Providence, was sentenced today to 5 years in federal prison for trafficking heroin and 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).

Lucky

K-9 Lucky started his career with the Guiding Eyes for The Blind, but soon found he was best suited as a detector canine. He was selected by ATF to become an Explosives Detection Canine (EDC), because of his high drive to work. He completed the 16-week training at the ATF National Canine Center in Front Royal, Va., where K-9 Lucky was trained to alert on up to 19,000 explosives odor combinations to include firearms and ammunition. His job is to help ATF agents and law enforcement officers find explosives and firearms.

K-9 Lucky lives in Boston, but travels nationwide.

3rd Defendant Pleads Guilty in Hobbs Act Robbery Conspiracy

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Gennaro Miele, 61, of Niantic, CT., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence today to conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, in connection with a home invasion and robbery in March 2010 of a 78-year-old associate of the Gambino crime family, 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).

New Haven Man Sentenced to More than 7 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 ANGEL L. MELENDEZ, 27, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 90 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm.

Convicted Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug, Firearm Charge

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Providence resident previously convicted in state court on drug trafficking charges pleaded guilty in federal court today to federal drug trafficking and firearm charges and faces up to 70 years in federal prison, 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).

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