A Fairfield man has been sentenced for possessing firearms and ammunition illegally, and he also was fined $5,000.

Steven Lemieux, 54, was sentenced to time served of over six months for the charges, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. He received the sentence in U.S. District Court in Bangor from Judge John A. Woodcock Jr.

Lemieux was convicted June 15 after a two-day jury trial, but he has been in federal custody since May 14.

According to the news release, in December 2016, Lemieux possessed seven firearms and 784 rounds of ammunition. He was prohibited from possessing those items after a 2006 federal felony conviction for providing false information to a federal firearm licensee.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the Fairfield Police Department.

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