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A Brentwood man has been found guilty on federal weapons charges after he purchased military hand grenades from undercover FBI agents in Seabrook. 

The trial, held in the federal courthouse in Concord, was the first since March due to the pandemic. 

Prosecutors say Daniel Musso, 56, was attempting to amass an arsenal of weapons “as part of a frightening plan to defend his version of what our government should be.”

The ACLU is accusing the federal government of denying undocumented immigrants due process rights while they’re detained, in violation of constitutional protections.

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A federal judge has turned down a request by the U.S. Department of Justice to dismiss a lawsuit brought the New Hampshire Lottery Commission.

Thursday’s ruling comes in a case that centers on a surprise opinion released by the DOJ in November 2018 that could have broad implications for all lottery games.

 

Both sides in the case of a Vermont man accused by his family of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother are sparring over whether the case could continue in New Hampshire.

Nathan Carman, who represented himself Monday, also said he needed more time to raise money for an attorney.

Carman has been called a suspect in the 2013 shooting death of real estate developer John Chakalos in Connecticut. No one's been arrested.

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An immigrant from Brazil living in New Hampshire has won a temporary stay from a federal court to block his deportation, hours before he was ordered to board a plane.

The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said it needed time to review the case of 65-year-old Elvecio Viana, of Nashua.

Viana's lawyers say he came into the United States 27 years ago on a visa. He recently filed papers for permanent resident status.

President Trump has nominated Merrimack County Attorney Scott Murray to be the next United States Attorney for New Hampshire.

Murray is serving his fourth term as Merrimack County’s head attorney. Before that post, he was the city of Concord’s top prosecutor for nearly two decades. Murray is a graduate of UNH and earned his law degree at the former Franklin Pierce Law Center, now the UNH School of Law.