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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison on Gun Charge



Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced Jermaine Whindleton, a/k/a “Sin,” 28, formerly of Worcester, Massachusetts, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Whindleton was convicted on April 9, 2014 following a two-day jury trial.

According to trial evidence and court documents, in 2009, Whindleton was convicted in Massachusetts of felony drug and assault charges.  Several years earlier, he had also been convicted in New York of felony drug and assault charges. On June 12, 2012, Whindleton used a Mossberg 16 gauge pump-action shotgun in Porter, Maine to assault a drug associate by striking him on the back of his head with the butt end of the firearm during an argument over a drug debt owed to Whindleton.

As a result of prior convictions, Whindleton was subject to an enhanced sentence as an Armed Career Criminal requiring a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison.

The investigation was conducted by the Maine State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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