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Violent York Home Invasion Lands Hooksett, NH Man in Federal Prison for 12 Years

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine
Four co-conspirators sentenced to a total of more than 44 years

PORTLAND, Maine:  A Hooksett, New Hampshire man was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Portland today for conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery and interference with commerce by violence. The charges stemmed from a violent home invasion in York, Maine.

Chief U.S. District Judge Jon D. Levy sentenced Derek DaPrato, 35, to 144 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. DaPrato pleaded guilty on December 28, 2022.

According to court records, in August 2019, DaPrato and three other co-conspirators met in Hooksett and planned a home invasion of a York residence to rob marijuana and marijuana sale proceeds from the home’s resident. The group traveled to the York residence where two co-conspirators, armed with handguns and wearing masks, waited in the woods for the victim to return home. When the victim arrived, accompanied by two others, a violent physical altercation ensued. During the fight, a firearm was discharged, and a bullet struck the victim in the lower abdomen. The two co-conspirators fled. Police arrived approximately 15 minutes later, and the victim was rushed to the hospital where he underwent surgery to remove a .45 caliber bullet from his lower abdomen.

FOUR CONSPIRATORS SENTENCED TO A TOTAL OF 44+ YEARS: On March 27, 2023, Jason Candelario, 34, was sentenced to 175 months in prison and Luis Carpio, 33, was sentenced to 120 months for their roles in the home invasion. On March 17, 2023, the fourth co-conspirator, Andrew Soboleski, 30, was sentenced to 96 months for his role in the crime. All four men resided in New Hampshire.

The FBI, in conjunction with the York Police Department and the York County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.

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Updated July 11, 2023

Violent Crime