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Sep 30, 2015 11:00 AM

Nashua man, felon sentenced after pleading guilty to possessing a gun


CONCORD - A Nashua man has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Richard Lariviere, 45, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Concord after police say they executed a search warrant that led to the discovery of a semi-automatic handgun in a car owned by Lariviere and ammunition in a hotel room where he was staying, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Donald Feith .

Prosecutors also presented evidence that Lariviere had sold four firearms in exchange for drugs in Lawrence, Mass. Lariviere is prohibited from possessing a firearm because of a previous conviction for felonious assault of a peace officer in Ohio.

In addition to the prison sentence, Lariviere will be required after to participate in three years of supervised release after he leaves prison.


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