States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|November 30, 2010||
Project Safe Neighborhoods: HARTFORD MAN SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGAL GUN POSSESSION
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID GRIFFIN, 24, of Hillside Avenue, Hartford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 30 months imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. On September 3, 2010, GRIFFIN 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 January 9, 2010, GRIFFIN was arrested by Hartford Police after he was found possession of a loaded Taurus model .38 Special, .38 caliber revolver and a small amount of crack cocaine.
Prior to January 9, 2010, GRIFFIN had been convicted of multiple felony offenses, including third degree robbery, possession of narcotics, and third degree larceny. 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.
GRIFFIN has been detained since his arrest.
This case was investigated by the Hartford Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 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.
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
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