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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 8, 2013

Stamford Man Sentenced To More Than Seven Years In Federal Prison For Possessing Stolen Firearm

Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LONNIE WILLIAMS, 27, of Stamford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 92 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing a stolen firearm.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in July 2012, WILLIAMS stored a stolen Glock 9mm handgun, loaded with seven rounds of ammunition, in the base of a tree in park in Stamford.

WILLIAMS has been detained since his arrest on September 24, 2012.  On April 8, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a stolen firearm.

WILLIAMS’s criminal history includes multiple felony convictions.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Stamford Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Vanessa Williams and Rahul Kale.

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Updated March 18, 2015