States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|September 15, 2010||
MILFORD MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RICHARD PASCONE, 55, of Milford, pleaded guilty today before Senior United States District Judge Warren E. Eginton in Bridgeport to one count of illegally selling a firearm to a convicted felon, and one count of illegally possessing oxycodone.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on separate occasions, PASCONE sold a shotgun, a handgun loaded with hollow point bullets and a semi-automatic pistol with an obliterated serial number to a convicted felon. PASCONE was recorded during the investigation saying that he had added extra powder to the hollow point bullets so that they would “almost go through a...vest.”
PASCONE also sold oxycodone, a prescription painkiller, to the same individual.
PASCONE also was recorded during the investigation threatening to cut off a man’s hands with a chain saw.
Judge Eginton has scheduled sentencing for December 3, 2010, at which time PASCONE faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years and a fine of up to $1.25 million.
PASCONE has been detained since his arrest on February 12, 2010.
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Stamford, Stratford, Bridgeport and Trumbull Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ray Miller.
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