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Scarborough Man Sentenced to 33 Months on Firearm Charge

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

Contact: Darcie N. McElwee
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Primo Tosi a/k/a “Brian”, 31, of Scarborough, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to 33 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a person subject to a protection order. Tosi pleaded guilty to the charge on October 31, 2016.

Court records reveal that in May 2016, officers of the Scarborough Police Department responded to a call from Tosi’s former girlfriend who reported being threatened with a firearm by him. While later executing a search warrant, officers seized a 12 gauge shotgun and ammunition in Tosi’s bedroom and an antique rifle.  Tosi was prohibited from possessing firearms as a result of a protection from abuse order issued by the Maine District Court in Bridgton in January 2016. 

In imposing the sentence, Judge Hornby departed upward one year from the advisory sentencing guideline range because of Tosi’s prior criminal history that included four convictions for misdemeanor crimes involving domestic violence against three different women and due to his risk of recidivism.

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

Updated April 6, 2017

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