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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 25, 2014

Vermont Man Convicted of Wire Fraud

Contact: Gail Fisk Malone
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Craig
Sanborn, age 64, of Maidstone, Vermont, was found guilty today of wire fraud in U.S. District
Court after a week-long jury trial in Bangor.

In 2005, Sanborn received a $300,000 federally-funded Community Development Block
Grant to renovate the former rail terminal in Brownville, Maine, into a facility to manufacture
ammunition for black powder rifles. The grant entitled him to reimbursement for machinery
purchases and certain other expenses, provided he had invested $300,000 of his own funds
towards the project. The indictment against him, returned in December 2012, charged him with
submitting false invoices to the Town of Brownville and receiving funds to which he was not
entitled.

Sanborn faces up to 20 years prison and a $250,000 fine, or both. He will be sentenced
after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. He was
returned to the custody of the State of New Hampshire, where he is serving a sentence for
manslaughter associated with a fatal explosion at a Colebrook ammunition-making facility in
May 2010.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Office of
Inspector General, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Brownville
Police Department.

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