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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Vermont

For Immediate Release

July 25, 2013

Tristram J. Coffin, United States Attorney

(802) 951-6725

New Hampshire Man to Serve 54 Months in Federal Prison for Possessing Stolen Firearms

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on July 22, 2013, Timothy Dzenowagis, 32, of Exeter New Hampshire, was sentenced to 54 months in federal prison for his role in the burglary of the Barrows Trading Post, in Quechee, Vermont, during which 16 handguns were stolen. Dzenowagis pled guilty to the possession of stolen firearms on March 18, 2013. United States District Judge William K. Sessions III ordered Dzenowagis to serve a three-year term of supervised release after his prison term is completed. Judge Sessions also ordered Dzenowagis to pay Barrows Trading Post restitution for the stolen firearms and damage to the store.

Dzenowagis faced a maximum term of 10 years in prison. Under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which are advisory, Dzenowagis‘ recommended term of imprisonment was 77-96 months. Pursuant to a written plea agreement, the parties agreed that Dzenowagis‘ sentence should not exceed 72 months in prison. In determining the appropriate sentence, Judge Sessions considered, among other things, the seriousness of the offense, Dzenowagis' long criminal record, and the fact that, between 2009 and his indictment in federal court, Dzenowagis had served a lengthy period of imprisonment in New Hampshire for an unrelated conviction.

United States Attorney Tristram J. Coffin commended the hard work of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives on this case.