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Cushing Woman Sentenced to One Year of Probation for Making False Statements

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

Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Crystal Dinapoli, formerly known as “Crystal Burch,” 23, of Cushing, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to one year of probation for making a false statement to a government agent. Dinapoli pleaded guilty to the charge on April 1, 2015.

According to court records, in June 2014, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was investigating Dinapoli’s then-boyfriend for illegally possessing firearms. In 2013, Dinapoli purchased several handguns from a local firearms dealer.  Agents were investigating whether Dinapoli’s boyfriend had possessed any of them. Dinapoli told an ATF agent that she transferred those handguns to her boyfriend’s father, a statement that was false. Later that day, ATF agents found her boyfriend with two of the handguns.

The investigation was conducted by the ATF.

Updated February 4, 2016