States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|April 6, 2010||
Project Safe Neighborhoods: STRATFORD MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL FIREARM CHARGE
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RAHKIM TUCKER, also known as “Red,” 20, of Jackson Avenue, Stratford, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in the early morning hours of July 11, 2009, TUCKER possessed a loaded .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun outside of a restaurant in Bridgeport.
Prior to July 11, 2009, TUCKER had been convicted of a felony offense. 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 interstate or foreign commerce.
Judge Droney has scheduled sentencing for June 25, 2010, at which time TUCKER faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000. TUCKER is detained.
This case was investigated by the Bridgeport Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Felice Duffy as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative.
The Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, ammunition and body armor, 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.
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