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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Windham Man Sentenced to a Year and a Day for Perjury

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Jason McGoldrick, 36, of Windham, Maine was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen to a year and a day in prison and three years of supervised release for perjury.  McGoldrick pleaded guilty on July 27, 2017.

Court records reveal that on November 10, 2016, McGoldrick was involved in an altercation in Portland’s Old Port District during which an individual fired three shots from a handgun at McGoldrick and a companion. During the ensuing investigation, agents sought to identify McGoldrick’s companion -- the other intended target.  On December 1, 2016, McGoldrick lied to federal agents about the identity of his companion, giving the name of a deceased friend, instead.  On December 13, 2016, McGoldrick repeated the lie when testifying before a federal grand jury investigating the shooting.  On February 2, 2017, after being confronted by agents, McGoldrick admitted the true identity of his companion and said he lied in order to protect his friend.

U.S. Attorney Frank said:  “Our judicial system depends on people testifying truthfully to a grand jury.  It is a fundamental duty of citizenship.  As this case demonstrates, the failure to do so can lead to very serious consequences.”

On November 21, 2017, Noor Mohammed, 26, of Roxbury Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to federal firearm charges arising out of the November 10, 2016 shooting and awaits sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Portland Police Department.

Jonathan R. Chapman Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated December 15, 2017