New York Man Convicted of Federal Firearms and Drug Charges
Contact: James L. McCarthy
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Levell L.
Matthews, 25, of New York, was convicted yesterday of conspiracy to make false statements in firearms
applications, being a felon in possession of firearms and drug possession, following a 2-day jury trial in
U.S. District Court in Bangor.
Testimony and trial evidence revealed that in 2011, Matthews, a convicted felon, had a co-
conspirator purchase a firearm for him from a licensed firearms dealer in Bangor. The co-conspirator
falsely indicated on the ATF Form 4473 that he was the actual buyer. Prior to the purchase, Matthews
handled several other firearms at the dealer’s store. When Matthews was arrested, agents found
marijuana in his underwear.
Matthews faces a sentence of up to 5 years imprisonment on the conspiracy charge, up to 10
years on the felon in possession charges, and between 15 days and 2 years on the drug possession
charge. He also faces fines of up to $250,000 on each count. He will be sentenced after completion of a
pre-sentence report by the United States Probation Office.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,
with the assistance of the Bangor Police Department and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.
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