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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Milford Woman Sentenced to 2 Years for Straw Gun Purchases

Contact: Gail Fisk Malone
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that
Maureen Hammond, 50, of Milford, Maine, was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison and
three years of supervised released for conspiring to make false statements during the purchase of
firearms. Hammond pled guilty in June 2013.

Court documents reveal that on October 9, 2012, Hammond purchased three handguns in
two transactions at Jimi’s Trading Center in Brewer, Maine. At the time of the sales, she
completed a federally-required form claiming to be the actual buyer, when, in fact, she was
buying the handguns for a man she knew to be a drug dealer and paying with money he had
given to her. The handguns have never been recovered.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated January 26, 2015