States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|August 26, 2010||
Project Safe Neighborhoods: STRATFORD MAN SENTENCED TO 37 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGAL GUN POSSESSION
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RAHKIM TUCKER, also known as “Red,” 20, of Jackson Avenue, Stratford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to 37 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. TUCKER pleaded guilty to the offense on April 6, 2010.
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 two felony narcotics violations and a felony firearms violation in state court. 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.
This case was investigated by the Bridgeport Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was 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.
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
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