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Milford man sentenced for illegally selling guns

CONCORD – A Milford man will spend nearly three years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally selling guns to federal agents.

Richard Ouellette, 28, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and was sentenced Wednesday to 33 months in federal prison, according to U.S. Attorney John Kacavas. ...

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CONCORD – A Milford man will spend nearly three years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally selling guns to federal agents.

Richard Ouellette, 28, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and was sentenced Wednesday to 33 months in federal prison, according to U.S. Attorney John Kacavas.

Ouellette could have faced up to 10 years in prison, according to court records.

Court documents show that an informant first introduced a pair of undercover U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to a man named Don Little in summer 2010.

Over the next several months, the agents bought ecstasy, LSD and three firearms from Little, according to court records.

In December 2010, the agents met at Little’s home where they met Ouellette, who Little knew as “Pudgy,” and learned he was Little’s “middleman” for some of the drugs he had sold the agents and all three of the guns, according to court records.

The agents arranged the purchase of more guns at that meeting and bought a Model Makarov 9mm pistol and 31 rounds from Ouellette on Jan. 20, 2011. The gun had been reported stolen from a home in Deering, according to court records.

Ouellette was previously convicted of a 2004 armed robbery at the Hans Market in Manchester and spent three years in state prison, Kacavas said.

Prosecutors also have reached a plea agreement with Little, who has agreed to plead guilty to five conspiracy and drug charges. Prosecutors have promised to recommend a sentence at the low end of the allowable range for the charges, which could be as many as 20 years, according to court documents.

The case was investigated by the ATF and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Cole Davis, Kacavas said.

Joseph G. Cote can be reached at 594-6415 or jcote@nashua
telegraph.com. Also, follow Cote on Twitter (@Telegraph_JoeC).