- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A federal judge sentenced a Vermont man to 28 months in prison on Wednesday for his conviction of wire fraud for defrauding a Maine town.

Craig Sanborn of Maidstone will serve the sentence following a 10- to 20-year sentence he is serving for manslaughter in New Hampshire, Judge John A. Woodcock said.

Sanborn was sentenced for submitting $300,000 worth of false invoices to Brownville, Maine, for materials and services he never bought. He faced up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The judge denied Sanborn’s request that the sentence run at the same time as his manslaughter sentence. He was convicted in 2013 of two counts of negligent homicide and manslaughter in connection with a fatal 2010 explosion at a Colebrook gunpowder plant. The explosion at the Black Mag plant in Colebrook killed Donald Kendall and Jesse Kennett.

Sanborn also must pay $300,000 in restitution and $7,600 in fines and assessments for the fraud conviction, Woodcock ruled. The sentence also includes three years of supervised release.

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