States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|January 12, 2010||
Project Safe Neighborhoods: STAMFORD MAN SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY POSSESSING STREET SWEEPER SHOTGUN
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANDRES CORREA, 23, of Custer Street, Stamford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing a Street Sweeper shotgun that was not registered to him. CORREA pleaded guilty to the charge on October 14, 2009.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 14, 2009, officers with the Stamford Police Department Property Crimes Unit went to 104 Custer Street in Stamford to arrest CORREA for theft related offenses. After CORREA consented to a search of his bedroom, officers seized a black Street Sweeper 12 gauge revolving cylinder shotgun. Subsequent analysis revealed the bore of the barrel of the firearm to be more than one-half inch in width, which defines the weapon as a destructive device and requires it to be registered with the federal government. However, the firearm was not registered to CORREA on the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
CORREA has been detained since his arrest on January 14, 2009.
This case was investigated by the Stamford Police Department, the Connecticut State Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, pursuant to the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael E. Runowicz.
The Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, and improving the safety of residents in Connecticut’s cities. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
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