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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maine

For Immediate Release

Friday, March 28, 2014
Thomas E. Delahanty II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Darcie N. McElwee

*CORRECTION* Massachusetts Fugitive Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms and Identity Theft Charges

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.

Court records reveal that Irving was arrested on March 27, 2013 on an outstanding fugitive warrant from Massachusetts for a 1979 conviction for violent rape and other crimes.  Irving had been living under a false identity in Maine since 1981, had been fraudulently using his brother’s name and social security number, and used an incorrect date of birth to renew his driver’s license.  At the time of Irving’s apprehension, he had nine firearms in his home.

He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the firearms charge and a consecutive 2 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the identity theft charge.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Massachusetts and Maine State Police, the Gorham Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Social Security Administration - Office of Inspector General.

Boston Field Division