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Richmond Man Sentenced for Theft of Copper

| May 15, 2014


Bangor, ME:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Derek Less, 26, of Richmond, Maine, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to time served, up to six months of community confinement and three years of supervised release for stealing copper from facilities operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Togus, Maine. He was also ordered to pay $2,590.30 in restitution.  The defendant has been detained since his arrest on November 19, 2013.


According to court records, in July and August 2012, the defendant stole over 400 pounds of copper wire and pipe fittings from the VA and sold them to Clark’s Cars & Parts, Inc. to support his drug addiction.

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