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Massachusetts Man Sentenced to Over Seven Years for Violent Home Invasion Robbery

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

Portland, Maine: Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Juan Andino-Tirado, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen to 85 months in prison for robbery and aiding and abetting the brandishing of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

According to court records, on November 15, 2015, Andino-Tirado and four other men drove from Massachusetts to Wells, Maine, for the purpose of committing a home invasion robbery. Andino-Tirado and two co-defendants, Carlos Diaz and Javier Pagan Gonzalez, broke into the victim’s home. Diaz and Gonzalez brandished firearms. Andino-Tirado brandished a knife. Co-defendants Anthony Arrendell Pena and Marcos Hernandez remained outside the residence. The co-defendants stole $2,389 and 861 Oxycodone pills.

and Hernandez were previously sentenced to six years for their roles in the offense. Pena and Gonzalez pled guilty to their involvement in the robbery and await sentencing.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; and the Wells Police Department, with assistance from the Ogunquit Police Department, the Maine State Police, the Office of the Maine Attorney General, and the York County District Attorney’s Office.


Benjamin M. Block
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Updated July 13, 2017

Violent Crime