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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Caribou Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charge

Contact:  James M. Moore
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373


Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that George D. LaCasse, 35, of Caribou, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Court records reveal that on May 23, 2014, LaCasse arranged for another person to purchase a 9mm pistol for him from Ben’s Trading Post in Presque Isle, Maine.  LaCasse was at the Trading Post when the firearm was purchased.  Witnesses saw him with the pistol.  He admitted to others that he had a gun.  Federal agents also recovered 9mm casings and other evidence that LaCasse had used the firearm for target practice.  LaCasse was prohibited from possessing firearms because he had felony convictions in Massachusetts in 2009.

LaCasse faces up to ten years in prison 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 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Caribou Police Department.

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Updated April 10, 2015