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Eddington Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Firearms after Domestic Violence Conviction

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

BANGOR, Maine—An Eddington man pleaded guilty in federal court today to possessing firearms after being convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced.

According to court records, in April 2020, law enforcement officers were called to the home of Amilio Christopher Samaroo, 56. Samaroo and his wife had been arguing earlier in the day. When the police arrived at the house, Samaroo refused to leave and engaged in a standoff. Officers obtained a warrant for Samaroo’s arrest and a search warrant for the home. During the search, officers found multiple weapons that Samaroo had placed throughout the house, including a loaded J.C. Higgins bolt-action 20-gauge shotgun. Officers later found a handgun in the ceiling of the home and two boxes of ammunition. Samaroo was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition after a 2003 Wisconsin conviction for domestic abuse.

Samaroo faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. He also faces up to three years of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Maine State Police investigated the case.


Andrew McCormack
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated May 11, 2021

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