Two Massachusetts men were sentenced on Tuesday for trying to hold up a person selling marijuana in Maine, authorities said.
Chief U.S. District Judge Jon D. Levy sentenced Eric Mercardo, 33, of Lowell, to 16 years in prison and four years of supervised release and Steven Hardy, 33, of Maynard, to 15½ years in prison and four years of supervised release. Both men also were ordered to pay the victim $3,740 in restitution.
They were charged with interfering with commerce through acts of violence, conspiring to do so and discharging a firearm during the acts of violence.
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