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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Hiram Man Sentenced to More than Eight Years for Being a Felon in Possession of Firearms

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Michael Gaudette, 36, of Hiram, Maine was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 100 months in prison and three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Gaudette pled guilty on November 28, 2017.

According to court records, on May 10, 2017, the Maine State Police executed a search warrant at a property in Hiram where Gaudette resided and seized three assault rifles, a shotgun and a handgun.  Three of the firearms were loaded.  Gaudette was prohibited from possessing firearms because of prior felony convictions for attempted robbery, burglary, escape, possession of narcotics and conspiring to deliver articles to prisoners.

The investigation was conducted by the Maine State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Contact: 
Jamie Guerrette Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated May 1, 2018