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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Verona Island Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charge

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

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Oscar
Nunez, 28, of Verona Island, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to unlawful
possession of a firearm.

Court records reveal that on July 23, 2012, investigators found a High Point .380 caliber
semi-automatic handgun during the execution of a search warrant at the defendant’s Verona
Island residence. A Maine State Police Crime Lab forensic analyst found the defendant’s DNA
on the handgun. The defendant was prohibited from possessing the handgun because of a prior
felony conviction in New York for the criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Nunez faces up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the
completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives, the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the
Maine State Police as well as the Hancock and Penobscot County Sheriff Departments.

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Updated January 26, 2015