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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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Randy Rivera Sentenced to 12 Years' Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Randy Ray Rivera, 35, of Springfield, Massachusetts was sentenced to 144 months in prison, having pled guilty to the charge of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base. United States District Judge William K. Sessions III, sitting in Burlington, also sentenced Rivera to 5 years of supervised release.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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