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Rangeley Man Sentenced to Almost Four Years on Firearms Charge

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Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Frank J. McConnell, III, a/k/a “Frank Thompson,” 23, of Rangeley, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor to almost four years (46 months) of imprisonment, three years of supervised release and a $500 fine for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The defendant pleaded guilty on November 13, 2013.

Last Reviewed May 7, 2015

Former Cape Cod Man Sentenced For Attempted Arson and Attempted Witness Tampering

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BOSTON – A former West Harwich man was sentenced today for attempting to recruit two homeless men to burn a West Harwich residence and then attempting to tamper with the witnesses of the criminal case.

Benjamin Parker, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge George A. O’Toole to six years in prison and three years of supervised release.  In March, Parker pleaded guilty to attempted arson, attempted kidnaping, and attempted witness tampering.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Eric Pack Of Burlington Sentenced To 60 Months For Distribution Of Crack Cocaine

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated Eric Pack, 54, of Burlington, Vermont was sentenced on May 13, 2014 for distribution of crack cocaine. Judge J. Garvan Murtha, sitting in Brattleboro, sentenced Pack to 60 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

New London Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Trafficking Heroin

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MIGUEL MORALES, also known as “Neow,” 54, of New London, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for his role for trafficking heroin.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

New Hampshire Men Sentenced For Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

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Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Mitch Merritt, 30, of Rochester, New Hampshire and Scott Woodman, 29, of Farmington, New Hampshire were sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal for their involvement in a heroin distribution conspiracy. Merritt was sentenced to over 12½ years (151 months) in prison and five years of supervised release. Woodman was sentenced to over 5 years (65 months) in prison and three years of supervised release. The defendants pleaded guilty to the offense on May 7, 2013.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Philadelphia Man Sentenced to 38 Months in Federal Prison for Gun and Drug Crimes in Barre

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont, stated that on May 2, 2014, Gregory Johnson, 30, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 38 months in prison for his participation in cocaine base distribution and the possession of firearm. Chief United States District Judge Christina Reiss, sitting in Burlington, also ordered Johnson to serve a term of three years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Lisbon Man Sentenced to Ten-Year Maximum on Firearms Charge

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Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Robert Kelly Carter, 50, of Lisbon, Maine, (formerly of Madison, Indiana) was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen to ten years in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a felon. Carter pleaded guilty to the charge on December 12, 2013.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Connecticut Man Sentenced to More than 16 Years on Crack Cocaine Charges

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Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Markevin Faucette, 41, of Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced today in United States District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to more than 16 years in prison and 8 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, that is, crack cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base.  Faucette pleaded guilty to the charge on October 2, 2013.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

West Haven Man Sentenced To 46 Months In Federal Prison For Possessing Stolen Firearms

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that EDWIN CHARON, 30, of West Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing stolen firearms.  CHARON also was ordered to pay a $7,500 fine.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Waterford Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison For Possessing Firearms Stolen in Burglary Spree

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MARK MISSINO, also known as “Mark Houston” and “Mark Serano,” 46, formerly of Waterford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 204 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for stealing and possessing numerous firearms.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Possession

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BOSTON – A Lawrence man was convicted yesterday for being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Germaine M. Rivera, 20, pleaded guilty yesterday to being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Sentencing is scheduled for July 15, 2014. Rivera faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Two Indicted on Conspiracy, Hobbs Act Robbery and Firearm Charges in Alleged Robbery and Shootout in Woonsocket Residence

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A federal grand jury in Providence has returned a three-count indictment charging Tyronne Seams, 28, of Woonsocket, R.I., and David Bunnell, 21, of Franklin, Mass. with allegedly participating in a conspiracy and Hobbs Act Robbery and with discharging firearms during a crime of violence during an alleged robbery and shootout inside a Woonsocket residence in September 2013. If convicted, the defendants face a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in federal prison.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Stamford Man Who Possessed Sawed-Off Shotguns and Drugs Sentenced to 66 Months in Federal Prison

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that RICHTER RINVIL, also known as “Ricky, 20, of Stamford, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 66 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing two sawed-off shotguns and narcotics.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

*CORRECTION* Massachusetts Fugitive Pleads Guilty to Federal 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,” 53, of Gorham, Maine, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to being a fugitive in possession of firearms and aggravated identity theft.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

East Windsor Gun Store Owner Who Violated Federal Laws is Sentenced

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Boston Field Division, announced that DAVID LAGUERCIA, 57, of Broad Brook, was sentenced today by U.S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons in Bridgeport to three years of probation for violating federal firearms laws. LAGUERCIA, the owner of Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor, was also ordered to pay a personal fine of $1500, an additional fine of $5000 on behalf of his business, and to perform 100 hours of community service.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Lisbon Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Possessing Firearms Stolen in Burglary Spree

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BERNARD McALLISTER, 43, of Lisbon, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 108 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release for stealing and possessing numerous firearms.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Stamford Man Sentenced To 50 Months in Prison for Stealing and Selling Firearms

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MICHAEL LOTZ, 45, of Stamford, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 50 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for stealing and selling firearms.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Massachusetts Man Sentenced to Almost 4 Years on Federal Firearm Charge

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Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jamie Figueroa, 22, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to 46 months of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a felon.  Figueroa pled guilty to the charge on November 26, 2013.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Bangor Man Sentenced to 18 Years as an Armed Career Criminal

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Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Lauren MacArthur, 29, of Bangor, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor to 18 years in prison and five years of supervised release for possessing stolen firearms.  Because the defendant possessed the firearms after having been convicted of at least three violent felonies, he was sentenced as an Armed Career Criminal under federal law and faced a mandatory minimum prison term of 15 years.  He pleaded guilty to a two-count indictment on November 26, 2012.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Massachusetts Man Sentenced For Drug Trafficking

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Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that Efrain Urena, a/k/a “Cheech”, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced by United States District Judge George Z. Singal to 12 years in prison to be followed by 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute heroin. Urena pleaded guilty to the offense on October 9, 2013.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Employee of Deep River Gun Frame Manufacturer Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Violations

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Boston Field Division, announced that ROBERT BRINKERHOFF, 54, of Old Lyme, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to violating federal firearms laws.  BRINKERHOFF works as the general manager of Tri-Town Plastics, a federally-licensed firearms manufacturer located in Deep River.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Gun Dealers Plead Guilty to Federal Firearms Violations

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Boston Field Division, announced that BRIAN VANACORE, 48, of North Branford, GREG BODYTKO, 54, of Northford, and their business, BMG LLC, pleaded guilty today in Bridgeport federal court to violating federal firearms laws.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Central Falls Resident’s 10-Year Federal Prison Sentence on Drug Trafficking, Firearm and Money Laundering Convictions Increased by 5 Years for Home Invasion and Robbery

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Napoleon Andrade, 32, of Central Falls, who is currently incarcerated while serving a 10-year federal prison sentence for drug trafficking, money laundering, theft of government property and federal firearm violations was enhanced today by 63 months for his role in a March 2010 home invasion in Stamford, Connecticut, 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).

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

New Hampshire Man Sentenced to 4 Years For Heroin Trafficking

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Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that Derek Parker, 30, of Gonic, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to 4 years in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute heroin. Parker pleaded guilty to the offense on November 13, 2013.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

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