Westbrook Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Robberies
Contact: Julia M. Lipez
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that
Paul Sans, 30, of Westbrook, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z.
Singal to 15 years imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised released for bank
robbery and interference with commerce by robbery. Sans also was ordered to pay over $19,000
Court records reveal that the charges relate to robberies in January and February 2012 of
the Cumberland Farms on Pine Street in Portland, the University Credit Union and the
TruChoice Credit Union in Portland, the Evergreen Credit Union in Windham, and the Auburn
Savings Bank in Lewiston. Sans and his co-defendant, Maria Mattson, were arrested on
February 15, 2012. Mattson was sentenced in December.
The charges are the result of a collaborative investigation conducted by the Lewiston,
Portland, and Windham Police Departments, and the Southern Maine Gang Task Force, which is
comprised of investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Portland Police
Department, Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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