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Stamford Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Gun Charge, Admits Violating Supervised Release

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that, on May 28, 2014, in Bridgeport federal court, GERALD COLEY, 44, of Stamford, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.  COLEY also admitted to violating the terms and conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.

West Hartford Man Sentenced To 71 Months 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 FABIAN AUGUSTINE, also known as “J” and “Fabe,” 24, of West Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 71 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking crack cocaine and heroin.

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Providence Landlord in Alleged Arson-for-Hire Scheme

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A federal grand jury returned a nine-count superseding indictment on Tuesday charging a Providence landlord with allegedly masterminding an arson-for-hire conspiracy which resulted in an occupied multi-family dwelling in Providence that he owned being damaged by fire and the collection of $8,000 in insurance payments, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha; Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré.

Appeals Court Upholds Conviction of Woonsocket Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Leader

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The First Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the conviction of Robert O. Robinson, 32, of Woonsocket, for running a crack cocaine trafficking conspiracy out of a Woonsocket bar, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha. Robinson was convicted by a federal court jury in June 2012 of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine and ten counts of distribution of crack cocaine. He was sentenced in June 2012 by U.S. District Court Judge Mary M. Lisi to 22 years in federal prison.

Virginia Man Sentenced to 43 Months in Federal Prison for Trafficking Firerms to Connecticut

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAWAWN RICARDO HALE, 31, of Roanoke, Va., was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 43 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his participation in a conspiracy to traffic firearms from Virginia to Connecticut, and possessing firearms as a convicted felon.

New Haven Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearm and Ammunition

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JEROME R. THOMAS, 22, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

Federal Jury Finds Bridgeport Man with Violent Criminal History Guilty of Illegal Gun Possession

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal jury in Hartford has found JOSE ROQUE, 47, of Bridgeport, guilty of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.  The jury returned the verdict this morning after a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

*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.

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.

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.

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