Parkman Man Sentenced for Federal Firearms Offenses
Contact: James L. McCarthy
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Michael
DeMaria, 44, of Parkman, was sentenced today, in U.S. District Court in Bangor, to five years and three
months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of firearms
while addicted to drugs and while under a protection from abuse order. DeMaria pleaded guilty to the
offenses on February 28, 2012.
Court records reveal that in December 2010, DeMaria’s wife obtained a temporary order for
protection from abuse against him; in January 2011, she obtained a permanent order for protection
from abuse against him. When law enforcement officers served DeMaria with the temporary protection
order in 2010, they seized of all the firearms and ammunition that DeMaria said he possessed. In
January 2011, a state search warrant executed at DeMaria’s residence resulted in the seizure of three
firearms found hidden in a safe and in the walls of a bathroom, marijuana plants and 3 bags of
In May 2011, the execution of a federal search warrant at DeMaria’s residence resulted in the
seizure of thousands of rounds of ammunition. After DeMaria was released following his May 2011
arrest, he gave several firearms and firearms parts to another individual to sell for him. DeMaria
directed that any receipt reflecting the sale be dated prior to the issuance of the protection orders.
Those firearms were seized as were other firearms and ammunition that were later found on DeMaria’s
The investigation was conducted jointly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Piscataquis
County Sheriff’s Office, the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
and Explosives, the Bangor Police Department and the Maine State Police Bomb Squad.
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