BANGOR (AP) – A former employee of a Calais hardware store has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for transferring a firearm to a nonresident of Maine during an undercover investigation aimed at curtailing the flow of guns from Maine to Canada.

A federal judge in Bangor also sentenced 34-year-old Bruce Thibeault, who worked at Johnson’s True Value Hardware, to two years of supervised release and a $2,000 fine.

Three other men also were charged in connection with the investigation by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Thibeault, who pleaded guilty in June, is scheduled to begin his prison sentence Dec. 22.

Information from: Bangor Daily News,

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