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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hampden Resident Sentenced to 2½ Years for Lying and Buying Firearms

Contact: Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Michael Campbell, 31, of Hampden, Maine was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., to 2½ years in prison and 3 years of supervised release for conspiring to make false statements to a federal firearms licensee.   He pleaded guilty to the charge on October 2, 2014.

According to court records, on two occasions in June 2012, Campbell went to Jimi’s Trading Center, a federal firearms licensee and dealer of firearms located in Brewer, Maine, and falsely completed federal firearms application forms certifying that he was the actual buyer of handguns, when, in fact, he had been asked to purchase them by people prohibited under federal law from buying them.  Prior to each occasion, Campbell met with the prohibited persons, was told what handguns to buy and where to buy them, and was given cash to do so.  After each purchase, he delivered the handguns to the prohibited persons.

The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (New Haven, Connecticut Office), and the New Haven Police Department.

Updated June 29, 2015