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Philadelphia Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years
on Federal Firearms Charge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2013

Contact: Darcie N. McElwee
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today Mark
Brown, age 37, formerly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in U. S. District Court by
Judge D. Brock Hornby, to 188 months imprisonment, to be followed by 5 years of supervised
release, for being a felon in possession of firearms. Brown pled guilty to the charge on May 30,
2013.

According to court records, in January 2013, Brown purchased two firearms, a rifle and a
pistol, in a private sale at his Lewiston, Maine apartment building. Three days later, Brown had
an argument with an ex-girlfriend at the apartment building and threatened her and other
members of her family, including small children, with the recently purchased rifle.

According to Pennsylvania court records, Brown had previously been convicted of four
felony drug offenses. As a result of his prior convictions, Brown was subject to an enhanced
sentence as an Armed Career Criminal exposing him to a mandatory minimum of 15 years in
prison.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives, the Central Maine Violent Crime Task Force and the Lewiston Police Department.

 

 

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