CONCORD – Edward Brown, 78, formerly of Plainfield, was sentenced to serve 300 months in federal prison at a resentencing hearing, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.
In 2009, Brown was convicted of a series of offenses arising from his role in leading an armed standoff with the United Marshals Service after his conviction and sentencing for tax-related charges. Brown was initially sentenced to 444 months of imprisonment for his role in the standoff. Because of new legal precedent from the United States Supreme Court, one of Brown’s convictions was no longer valid. Brown was therefore entitled to resentencing.
At the resentencing hearing today, United States District Judge George Singal, the original trial judge, imposed a 300-month sentence.
“We are grateful that the Court recognized the seriousness of this defendant’s crimes and chose to impose a substantial and appropriate sentence,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “This defendant’s armed standoff created a dangerous situation that could have resulted in bloodshed. This 300-month sentence sends the clear message that such conduct is unacceptable and that those responsible will be held accountable.”
This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service with substantial assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Internal Revenue Service, the New Hampshire State Police, the Plainfield Police Department, the Lebanon Police Department, and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.