Corbin to get 7-9 years for role in drug conspiracy
Jul 25, 2012 | 1289 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
July 18 edition: MADAWASKA - A Madawaska man faces between 7 and 9 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute drugs and money laundering, according to court records.

Paul Corbin’s attorney, Portland-based Daniel Lilly, filed a response on July 16 to the government’s previous sentencing recommendation, accepting prosecutor’s recommendation. A presentence conference for Corbin has been set for Aug. 6.

On June 25, government prosecutors filed a sentencing recommendation of between 87 and 108 months. Court documents indicate the government followed relevant sentencing guidelines including consideration of Corbin’s acceptance of responsibility as well as his role in directing money-laundering activities.

In March, the court order had also ordered Corbin to forfeit items relayed to the case, including real estate, more than $100,000 in cash, several automobiles and pieces of construction equipment and multiple firearms.

In January of this year Corbin had entered into a plea agreement of one count of conspiracy to posses and intent to distribute and distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, and one count of conspiracy to engage in money laundering. At that time the parties agreed on a recommended sentencing not to exceed a total of 135 months, or a little more than 11 years imprisonment.

Corbin was arrested in late January 2011 after law enforcement agents allegedly found more than 200 pounds of marijuana in a trailer owned Corbin, as well as methamphetamine pills and $53,000 in cash in his nearby residence. Corbin had been facing three separate counts of possession and intent to distribute both marijuana and methamphetamines, and illegal possession of firearms.