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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maine

For Immediate Release

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Halsey B. Frank
, United States Attorney
Contact: Assistant United States Attorney Chris Ruge

Millinocket Man Pleads Guilty to Theft of a Firearm

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Randolph Bourgoin, III, 31, of Millinocket, Maine, pled guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to theft of a firearm from a federally licensed dealer. 

According to court records, on November 27, 2018, Bourgoin stole the gun from a display case at a gun dealer in Milo.  The theft was caught on surveillance video, and Mr. Bourgoin later admitted to the theft.

Bourgoin faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. 

The case was investigated by the Milo Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN).  PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime


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