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Winterport Man Pleads Guilty to Escaping from Re-Entry Center

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

Contact: Jim Moore
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel:  (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Brandon Caparotta, 24, of Winterport, Maine pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to escape from federal custody.

According to court records, on November 23, 2015, Caparotta was arrested by federal marshals at a town house complex on Griffin Road in Bangor after he escaped from the Northern Maine Regional Re-Entry Center, a contracted correctional facility of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, at which he was completing a sentence for two felony firearm offenses.  After arriving at the facility in late September 2015, Caparotta was instructed that he could not leave the facility without permission, he had to keep the facility advised of his whereabouts while on a work pass, he could not leave a work site without permission, and he had to return to the facility after work hours.  On September 22, 2015, Caparotta received a work pass, but failed to return. The investigation revealed that Caparotta left his work site early that day and did not have permission to be at the Griffin Road complex.

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

The investigation was conducted by the United States Marshals Service.

Updated February 4, 2016