Industry Man Sentenced on Federal Firearms Charge
Contact: F. Todd Lowell
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Paul J.
Brackett, 40, of Industry, was sentenced in United States District Court by Chief Judge John A.
Woodcock, Jr. to 33 months of imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for being a felon
in possession of a firearm. Brackett pled guilty on September 18, 2012.
Court records reveal that on February 7, 2012, a warden from the Maine Warden Service
responded to a report that a vehicle had gone off the road in Eustis, Maine and that the operator
had left the scene. The warden found a car nosed into a snow bank on the side of the road. He
found Brackett nearby. Brackett was carrying a loaded Glock .45 caliber pistol and had an AR-
15 in the back seat of his vehicle. The AR-15 contained a loaded thirty-round magazine and was
next to a vest that carried extra ammunition and magazines. The warden also found a .22 caliber
rifle in the trunk of the car and several rounds of .22 caliber ammunition. An intoxilyzer test
showed that Brackett had a breath alcohol concentration (BAC) of .26. Brackett was prohibited
from possessing a firearm because he had two felony convictions.
The investigation was conducted by the State of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries &
Wildlife Warden Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This
case is part of Maine’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, which is designed to reduce gun
violence and illegal gun possession.
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