States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|May 27, 2010||
Project Safe Neighborhoods: HARTFORD MAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY POSSESSING FIREARM
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ENRIQUE LUCIANO, also known as “Pucho,” 23, of Hartford was sentenced today by United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to five years of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm. On November 24, 2010, LUCIANO pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm 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 a loaded firearm with an obliterated serial number, as well as heroin that he intended to sell.
Prior to March 2009, LUCIANO sustained a conviction for possession with intent to sell narcotics, a felony. 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 since his arrest on March 18, 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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