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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Friday, September 2, 2016

Brewer Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearms

Contact: Jody Mullis
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Walter Botelho, 52, of Brewer, Maine pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to being a felon in possession of firearms. 

According to court records, on May 2, 2016, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the defendant’s Brewer residence and recovered, among other things, two rifles and two shotguns.  The defendant was prohibited from possessing firearms because of prior felony convictions for first degree manslaughter (New York), receiving stolen goods (Rhode Island), and assault and battery (Massachusetts). 

Botelho faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Brewer Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Firearms Offenses
Updated September 2, 2016