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Massachusetts Fugitive Pleads Guilty
to Federal Firearms and Identity Theft Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2014

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

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Gary
Irving, a/k/a “Gregory Irving” and “Gregg Irving,” 53, of Gorham, Maine, pleaded guilty
yesterday in U.S. District Court to being a fugitive in possession of firearms and aggravated
identity theft.

Court records reveal that Irving was arrested on March 27, 2013 on an outstanding
fugitive warrant from Massachusetts for a 1979 conviction for violent rape and other
crimes. Irving had been living under a false identity in Maine since 1981, had been fraudulently
using his brother’s name and social security number, and used an incorrect date of birth to renew
his driver’s license. At the time of Irving’s apprehension, he had nine firearms in his home.

He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the firearms charge and a
consecutive 2 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the identity theft charge. He will be
sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Massachusetts and Maine State Police, the
Gorham Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Social Security Administration - Office of Inspector
General.

 

 

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