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Concord Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Charge

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

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE - Nicholas Ethier, 36, of Concord, New Hampshire, appeared in United States District Court today and entered a guilty plea to one count of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person in violation of federal law, announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith.

          On January 28, 2015, Ethier got into an argument with another individual and discharged a weapon out the front door of a residence in Concord, New Hampshire. No one was harmed in the incident. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms classified the weapon Ethier possessed and fired as a .32 caliber machine gun. The Concord Police Department obtained a search warrant for Ethier’s apartment and found ammunition in the residence. Ethier was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition because he was previously convicted of reckless conduct, a felony punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.  Ethier faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison and criminal fines of up to $250,000. Sentencing is presently scheduled for February 16, 2016.

          This case was investigated by the Concord Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Georgiana L. Konesky.

Updated January 8, 2016