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District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Charge

            CONCORD, N.H. – Scott McNutt, 57, pleaded guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to a federal indictment charging him with one count of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person in violation of federal law, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice. 

            On November 28, 2014, the defendant was stopped for a traffic violation and found in possession of a stolen firearm. McNutt was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition because he was previously convicted of felony possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.

            McNutt’s plea agreement includes a binding stipulated sentence of 12 months’ incarceration. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for October 11, 2016 in front of Chief United States District Judge Joseph LaPlante. At that time, the Court will decide whether to accept the plea agreement and impose the agreed-upon period of incarceration.

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

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Updated June 29, 2016