June 25, 2018
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Federal indictments include drug, gun, stolen property charges

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Indictments handed up this week by a federal grand jury included drug charges against a Caribou couple, gun charges against a Parkman resident and charges over the illegal transport by two Canadians of nearly $90,000 in money orders obtained in an international telephone scam.

William Quirion, 31, and Sherri Mancos, 41, of Caribou were indicted for possession with intent to distribute marijuana. In addition, he was indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm and she was indicted for possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of controlled substances.

The two are scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday, June 28, at U.S. District Court in Bangor.

Michael J. DeMaria, 43, of Parkman was indicted for possessing seven guns between Dec. 28 and Jan. 1 while being an unlawful user of and addicted to marijuana. He also was indicted for possessing two other guns between May 18 and June 5 in violation of a protection from abuse order.

In addition, the indictment requires that DeMaria forfeit the guns to the U.S. Department of Justice if he is convicted.

DeMaria, whose bail was revoked earlier this month, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

Michael Angelo Giuffrida (pronounced JAH-froo-dah), 21, and Nour-El-Dean Mouneimneh (MOON-ah-may), 20, both of Quebec, were indicted for interstate transportation of stolen property and possession of stolen property in interstate commerce. Traveler’s checks totaling nearly $90,000 were found in the car the men were driving, according to court documents. They allegedly were obtained by the pair in a telephone scam.

Both men have been held without bail since March and face deportation after their cases have been resolved.

In an unrelated case, Richard Graf, 53, of Canaan was indicted for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, manufacturing marijuana and possession of an unregistered shotgun.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday in federal court in Bangor.

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