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Caribou Man Sentenced to 35 Months on Firearms Charge

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

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, was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 35 months in prison and three years of supervised release by for his unlawful possession of firearms.  LaCasse pleaded guilty on April 11, 2015.

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.

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.

Updated September 16, 2015

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
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