States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|February 8, 2010||
Project Safe Neighborhoods: HARTFORD MAN SENTENCED TO 34 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY POSSESSING AMMUNITION
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSE LUCIANO, also known as “Chino,” 21, of Hartford was sentenced today by United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to 34 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing ammunition. On October 15, 2009, LUCIANO pleaded guilty to one count of possession of ammunition by a previously convicted felon.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 18, 2009, LUCIANO was arrested by Hartford Police after he was found in possession of 48 rounds of ammunition, and heroin that he intended to sell.
Prior to March 2009, LUCIANO sustained convictions for third degree larceny and possession of narcotics, both felonies. It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in foreign commerce.
LUCIANO has been detained in state custody, on an unrelated firearm charge, since August 13, 2009.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hartford Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan S. Freimann.
The Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, and improving the safety of residents of Connecticut’s cities. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
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