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January 18, 2013

Danville man indicted for impersonating lawyer

BRENTWOOD — A Danville man, serving up to four years in prison on drug charges, has been indicted on a charge he impersonated a public defender.

John Bouraphael, 33, of 67A Cobblers Ridge Road was recently indicted on an identity fraud charge by a Rockingham Superior Court grand jury.

His girlfriend, Shayna Provencal, 24, of Andover, also was indicted on an identity fraud charge in connection with the case.

Bouraphael is charged with posing as public defender Anthony Naro when he and Provencal used Naro’s personal identification number June 1 to place a call to an inmate in another jail.

Bouraphael, incarcerated at the Rockingham County jail while awaiting trial in his drug case, called an inmate at the Merrimack County jail, according to the indictment.

Bouraphael and the other inmate allegedly planned to taken canteen goods from other prisoners.

If convicted at trial, Bouraphael and Provencal face seven and half to 15 years in state prison.

Bouraphael was sentenced to 15 months to four years in prison in August by Judge N. William Delker as part of a plea bargain.

He was arrested Dec. 21, 2011, after a former girlfriend told police Bouraphael, a convicted felon, had numerous guns and she was afraid he would hurt her.

Danville police and the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Task Force searched his home, finding numerous containers of marijuana, scales, money, Oxycodone, jewelry, pistols, rifles and a shotgun.

Authorities also searched Bouraphael’s security box at People’s United Bank in Plaistow, finding more than $400,000.

He pleaded guilty to three drug charges and five weapons charges.

He received the 15 months to four years on a drug possession charge for having Oxycodone and two marijuana possession charges, including one that involved his intent to sell the drug.

Bouraphael also received a suspended two- to four-year prison term on the five counts of being a felon in possession of weapons.

He had a felony drug conviction from Haverhill District Court in 2002.

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