Andre Finley was accused of posing as a U.S. marshal shortly before his arrest.

PORTLAND – Andre Finley, accused of posing as a U.S. marshal in Lewiston last July, pleaded guilty Thursday to being a felon in possession of ammunition.

Finley, 38, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

Police arrested Finley on July 14 after a Lewiston resident reported a uniformed armed man who was describing himself as a U.S. marshal. According to court records cited by the U.S. Department of Justice, police found Finley a short time later.

He was dressed in a black combat uniform with black boots and bloused pants. Around his waist, he wore a nylon belt and an empty gun holster. On his hip, he carried a leather magazine pouch with two, fully loaded 10-round Glock magazines. There were 20 rounds of Wolf 9 mm Luger ammunition inside.

The officer arrested Finley for impersonating a public servant.

No gun was found on Finley or in his car, license plate “WHATEVA.”

An investigation followed, conducted by the Central Maine Violent Crime Task Force and the Lewiston Police Department. The case is part of Maine’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, designed to reduce gun violence in the state.

The court has not set a date for sentencing.


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