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Maine Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements During Purchase of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON - A Maine man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to conspiracy to make false statements during the purchase of a firearm.

Peter Aloisio, 61, of Dexter, Maine, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Senior Judge Mark L. Wolf who scheduled sentencing for Sept. 7, 2017.

In December 2015, Aloisio conspired with a convicted felon living in Haverhill, Mass., to purchase a Taurus .45 caliber handgun and a box of .45 caliber ammunition from a firearms store in Plaistow, N.H.  Aloisio falsely stated that he was the “actual” buyer of the firearm and was not purchasing it on behalf of another person.  He subsequently gave the handgun and ammunition to the felon in exchange for $300 worth of crack cocaine.   

The charge provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Office, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys John T. McNeil and Nicholas Soivilien of Weinreb’s Criminal Division are prosecuting the case.

Updated June 14, 2017

Firearms Offenses