St. David Man Sentenced on Federal Drug and Money
Contact: Joel B. Casey
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: Paul Corbin, 55, of St. David, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court
by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., in Bangor, Maine, to 8 years imprisonment and 4 years supervised
release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana and for
conspiracy to engage in money laundering. Corbin was also ordered to forfeit over $105,000 in cash
along with numerous items of personal and real property. Corbin pled guilty on February 21, 2012.
Court records reveal that between January 2000 and January 2011, Corbin conspired with
others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana. Corbin
obtained the marijuana from Canadian sources of supply and organized its transportation to and
distribution through a series of dealers in southern Maine, Connecticut, New York and Michigan. Court
records also revealed that the enterprise generated significant sums of cash that would be transported
back to Corbin, who would then work with others to launder the money through a legitimate
business. In this regard, between 2005 and 2010, Corbin conspired with others to launder part of the
proceeds of the drug conspiracy, which amounted to more than $165,000. The property ordered
forfeited by Corbin was involved in the drug distribution and money laundering conspiracies.
Corbin’s conduct came to an end on January 28, 2011 when agents and officers from the
Department of Homeland Security, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Madawaska Police
Department executed search warrants at his St. David, Maine residence and a nearby storage
trailer. Investigators seized over 200 pounds of marijuana, $55,000 in cash, fourteen firearms, and an
assortment of drug records and paraphernalia.
The investigation that led to the conviction of Corbin was conducted jointly by Homeland
Security Investigations (“HSI”) and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, with the assistance of the
Madawaska, Maine Police Department. Special agent in charge of HSI Boston, Bruce M. Foucart,
observed "HSI and our law enforcement partners are determined to disrupt the flow of drugs into the
United States on both sides of the border and the subsequent laundering of drug profits as well. Law
enforcement will aggressively investigate this type of crime to deter others from undertaking this type
of criminal activity." Foucart oversees HSI throughout New England.
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