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Barre Man Indicted For Convenience Store Robbery

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Lee Jay Manning, 28, of Barre, Vermont, was charged in a three-count indictment with robbing a Cumberland Farms convenience store in Barre on February 12, 2014, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1951, possessing a firearm in furtherance of that robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), and possessing that firearm as a convicted felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g).

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Massachusetts Man Admits Role in Robbery Spree of Southern New England Pharmacies

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DALBERT RODRIGUEZ, 30, formerly of Holyoke, Mass., pleaded guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford to his role in a robbery spree of pharmacies in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Bridgeport Man Admits Stealing 111 Firearms From Smith & Wesson Factory In Springfield

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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 ELLIOT PEREZ, 28, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to multiple offenses related to his theft of 111 firearms from the Smith & Wesson manufacturing plant in Springfield, Mass.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

New Hampshire Man Sentenced for Gun Trafficking

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BOSTON - A New Hampshire male was sentenced today for being a previously convicted felon in possession of firearms.

Sean Meola, 42, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to 70 months in prison and three years of supervised release.  In October 2013, Meola pleaded guilty to being a previously convicted felon in possession of firearms.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Former East Windsor Resident Charged With Federal Firearms, Explosives And Obstruction Offenses

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford has returned a six-count indictment charging PAUL GOTTA, 55, formerly of East Windsor, with firearms, explosives and obstruction offenses.  The indictment was returned on January 30, 2014, and unsealed today during GOTTA’s arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford.  GOTTA entered a plea of not guilty.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Crack Dealer Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BAYOHAN MANGUAL, also known as “YG,” 29, of Willimantic and Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 48 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Canaan Man Sentenced to 2 Years on Federal Drug and Firearms Charges

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Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Richard Graf, 56, of Canaan, Maine, was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to two years in prison and three years of supervised release for possessing an unregistered short-barreled shotgun and manufacturing marijuana.  Graf pled guilty to the charges on June 10, 2013.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Waterford Man Admits Stealing and Possessing Firearms

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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, pleaded guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel in Bridgeport to one count of possession of firearms by a previously convicted felon.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Crack Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Ulicssye Towns, aka Voomp, 35, of Providence, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Thursday to 60 months in federal prison for trafficking crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha, J Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

New Hampshire Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearm Violations

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Concord, NH –Nutveena Sirirojnananont plead guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to federal gun trafficking/export violations that include conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), making a false statement in connection with a firearm purchase, and unlicensed firearms dealing, announced United States Attorney, John P. Kacavas.

Last Reviewed May 7, 2015

Cranston Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Trading Xanax Pills for Firearms

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Donald Robbio, 56, of Cranston, was sentenced today to 50 months in federal prison for trading the pharmaceutical drug Xanax for two firearms, 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).

Robbio was arrested on June 28, 2013, moments after he exchanged a significant number of Xanax pills for a 9 millimeter pistol and .380 caliber handgun with an undercover ATF agent.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2015

Norwalk Man Who Possessed Machine Gun Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SENTRELL BOOKHARDT, 27, of Norwalk, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing a machine gun.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Arlen McWain of Barre Sentenced on Possession of Explosive Materials Charge

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on January 15, 2014, Arlen McWain, 60, of Barre, Vermont was sentenced to time served after his guilty plea to a charge that he possessed explosive materials as a convicted felon in July 2012. At the time of sentencing, McWain had been in custody in this case for approximately 18 months. United States District Judge William K. Sessions III also ordered that McWain serve two years of supervised release.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Lewiston Man Sentenced to Over Six Years for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

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Portland, Maine:   United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today Brunel Constant, a/k/a “Jamal”, 34, of Lewiston, Maine was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen on Friday to 74 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Constant was convicted of the charge on May 21, 2013, following a two day jury trial.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Chandra Sam Sentnenced to 14 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 Chandara Sam, 31, of Lowell, Massachusetts was sentenced to 168 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.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Fairfield Man Accused of Possessing Weapons on UNH Campus Charged with Federal Firearms Offense

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that WILLIAM DONG, 23, of Fairfield, has been charged by federal criminal complaint with the unlawful transport into Connecticut of an assault weapon purchased in Pennsylvania.  The complaint was unsealed today during DONG’s appearance in New Haven federal court.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Shelburne Man Sentenced to 26 Months in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearms

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that, on January 2, 2014, Justin Bosley, 27, of Shelburne, Vermont was sentenced to 26 months in federal prison after his guilty plea to charges that he possessed firearms while being a heroin user. Chief United States District Judge Christina Reiss, sitting in Rutland, also ordered that Bosley serve two years of supervised release following his prison term.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Rutland Man Sentenced To Nine Years Imprisonment For Federal Conviction For Heroin And Crack Cocaine Distribution

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on December 18, 2013, Chief Judge Christina Reiss, of the United States District Court, sentenced Calvin Alexander, 31, of Rutland to nine years imprisonment for conspiring to distribute heroin and crack cocaine in the Rutland area. Alexander previously pled guilty to this offense and had agreed to a nine-year sentence.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Boston Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery

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BOSTON - A Boston man was sentenced today for his role in an armed robbery of a Metro PCS store in Boston.

Ronald Brown, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to 272 months in prison and five years of supervised release.  On May 10, 2013, Brown was convicted, following a five-day jury trial of armed robbery, being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm and using and carrying a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

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