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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Monday, January 13, 2014

Lewiston Man Sentenced to Over Six Years for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

Contact: Darcie N. McElwee
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today
Brunel Constant, a/k/a “Jamal”, 34, of Lewiston, Maine was sentenced in U.S. District Court
by Judge Nancy Torresen on Friday to 74 months in prison and three years of supervised release
for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Constant was convicted of the charge on May
21, 2013, following a two day jury trial.

According to trial testimony, in August 2011, Constant, a convicted felon, was found
sleeping on the porch of an apartment building to which he had no connection. When residents
there approached him, an argument ensued and Constant threatened to return with a firearm.
Moments later, Constant returned to the apartment building and fired two bullets into one of the

The investigation leading to the conviction was conducted by the Lewiston Police
Department, the Central Maine Violent Crime Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives.

Updated January 26, 2015