Cushing man sentenced on gun charge

May 15, 2017

Portland — A Cushing man was sentenced Monday to 30 days in prison for possessing firearms after he had been convicted of domestic violence.

Joseph Dinapoli, 28, was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge George Singal to 30 days in prison and three years of supervised release for possessing firearms after being convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, according to a news release from Acting U.S. Attorney Richard Murphy.

He had pleaded guilty on Aug. 22, 2016.

According to court records, in June 2008, Dinapoli was convicted of a misdemeanor count of domestic violence assault and as a result was prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms.

In June 2014, Dinapoli was found in possession of two handguns.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Comments (7)
Posted by: Hugh McKellar | May 18, 2017 13:33

Mr. Galkowski, you've been asked multiple times why you consider it a BS law. Why shy away from answering a simple question about something you apparently feel so strongly about?


Posted by: Valerie Wass | May 18, 2017 11:06

Just for the record, Lawrence,

About twenty years ago, our neighbor was shot and killed while in bed with her two children.  The children saw their father kill their mother.  She had a restraining order on him.  He was very violent and had threatened to kill her on many occasion.  So, IT IS NOT BS LAW!!!!!   Your statement is just plain ignorant!!!!!

Posted by: Hugh McKellar | May 16, 2017 17:23

Please explain why it's a bs law not to possess a firearm after being convicted of domestic assault. Seems only smart to me.

Posted by: Hugh McKellar | May 16, 2017 14:58

Domestic violence assault is not a BS law. Convicted and sentenced.

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | May 16, 2017 08:41

Lawrence must be a buddy, an NRA member or just plain ignorant.

Posted by: avery brott | May 16, 2017 06:16

Which part do you consider BS, Lawrence - the law against beating one's partner or the resulting ban on possession of firearms?

Posted by: Lawrence Edward Galkowski | May 16, 2017 05:54

convicted and sentenced for possession of firearms because of a bs law.


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