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Sanford Man Sentenced to One Month in Prison for Firearms Charges

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

Contact: Jody Mullis
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that William Klingensmith, 47, of Sanford was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., to one month in prison to be followed by two years of supervised release for unlawfully possessing firearms.  Klingensmith pleaded guilty on August 4, 2016.

According to court records, Klingensmith possessed a total of eleven firearms at different times between February 20, 2015, and July 11, 2015.  On or about June 13, 2015, Klingensmith used a 9 mm rifle and a Colt 38 revolver for target shooting at a range in Fairfield.  On July 11, 2015, officers found another nine firearms, consisting of rifles and shotguns, hanging on the wall of Klingensmith’s former residence in Waterville.  In imposing the sentence, Judge Woodcock stated that because of this felony conviction and Klingensmith’s prior misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence, there would be “no firearms for Mr. Klingensmith forever.”    

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Waterville, Maine, Police Department.

Updated April 3, 2017

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