Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Stolen Trailers
CONCORD - Robert Gramolini, 63, of Malden, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in federal court to possession or storage of stolen goods, United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 16, 2020, Gramolini was seen on video stealing a black enclosed trailer from a business in Hampton, New Hampshire. Law enforcement located the stolen trailer at a storage lot in Brentwood on September 11, 2020. The owner of the storage lot confirmed Gramolini rented space on his lot to store trailers and other items and gave the officers permission to inspect the lot. In Gramolini’s space on the lot officers found, among other things, the trailer stolen from Hampton as well as three other trailers stolen from Massachusetts.
In a statement to law enforcement, Gramolini gave varying stories about how he acquired the trailers but admitted to stealing the Hampton trailer. He also said that he took one of the other trailers “off the side of the road.”
Gramolini is scheduled to be sentenced on April 26, 2022.
“I am grateful to the law enforcement officers whose hard work put an end to this defendant’s criminal activities and held him accountable for his unlawful conduct,” said U.S. Attorney Farley. “We work each day with our law enforcement partners to protect residents of the Granite State from crime and to seek justice for crime victims.”
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Hampton Police Department, and the Brentwood Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew T. Hunter.