News and Press Releases

South Portland Man Sentenced to 16 Months
for Possessing a Stolen Firearm

March 26, 2014

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

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that
Bahman Habibi, 28, of South Portland, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by
Judge D. Brock Hornby to 16 months in prison and three years of supervised release for
possessing a stolen firearm. Habibi was found guilty of the charge on October 30, 2013,
following a jury trial.

Court records reveal that a Glock pistol and a badge belonging to a law enforcement
detective were stolen from a motor vehicle in South Portland on September 21, 2012. On April
17, 2013, Joseph Morrill used the stolen pistol to rob Cumberland Farms on Cottage Road in
South Portland. Five days later, Morrill used the pistol to rob TDBank on Market Street in South
Portland. Morrill then hid the stolen pistol. On March 25, 2013, the stolen pistol was taken to
the basement of Habibi’s residence in South Portland. Habibi knew the pistol was concealed
there and that it was stolen. On June 14, 2013, the firearm was recovered during the execution of
a federal search warrant at Habibi’s residence.

The investigation was conducted by the South Portland Police Department and the
Federal Bureau of Investigation.



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