Former Patten man pleads no contest

10 years ago

BANGOR, Maine — A former Patten man, one of two men charged in connection with two armed robberies and a home invasion in September in the greater Bangor area, was convicted Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center of robbery, burglary and conspiracy charges.
According to the Bangor Daily News, Chester F. Birmingham, 36, of Bangor, formerly of Patten, pleaded no contest to three counts of Class A robbery and one count each of burglary and conspiracy to commit robbery, both class B crimes.
No contest pleas result in convictions. In his plea agreement with the Penobscot County district attorney’s office, Birmingham is to be sentenced to 22 years in prison, with all but 12 suspended, followed by four years of probation.
He is scheduled to be formally sentenced Sept. 29.