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New Jersey Man Sentenced to More Than a Year in Prison for Illegal Firearms Possession

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

Contact: James M. Moore
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Kevin Anderson, 46, of Mullica Township, New Jersey, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to one year and one day in prison and three years of supervised release for unlawful possession of firearms.  He pled guilty to the charge on September 12, 2014.

Court records reveal that on July 12, 2013, Maine probation officers conducting a probation check at a Moose River, Maine residence, discovered seven firearms in Anderson’s bedroom which he purchased in New Jersey, including four handguns that he registered under New Jersey law.  The defendant was prohibited from possessing firearms because of prior felony convictions in New Jersey for possession of a destructive device, possession of a sawed-off shotgun and stalking.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Maine Department of Corrections - Adult Community Corrections; U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S.  Border Patrol; the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office; and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Bureau of Warden Service.

Updated June 5, 2015