Swanville Man Convicted of Violating Federal Firearms Law
For Immediate Release Contact: Jim Moore
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that John T.
Hines, 46, of Swanville, Maine was convicted last Friday following a two day jury trial in U.S.
District Court in Bangor of unlawfully possessing firearms.
According to court records and trial evidence, two Waldo County Sheriff’s deputies went
to Hines residence to investigate a neighbor’s complaint of hearing gunfire coming from the
property and found Hines in possession of a loaded .357 Ruger revolver, two rifles and a
shotgun. Hines was prohibited under federal law from possessing any firearms because he had
previously been convicted of domestic violence assault, a misdemeanor crime of domestic
Hines faces a sentence of up to 10 years of imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release
and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation
report by the United States Probation Office.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives and the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.
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