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Press Release

March 28, 2011

Project Safe Neighborhoods:
ANSONIA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL FIREARM CHARGE

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CARL CHEESEBORO, 47, of Ansonia, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to one count of possession of ammunition by a previously convicted felon.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 23, 2010, CHEESEBORO possessed 18 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition and 26 rounds of 10 millimeter ammunition, all of which had been manufactured out of state.  Prior to this date, CHEESEBORO had sustained multiple felony convictions.

It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.

Judge Hall has scheduled sentencing for June 16, 2011, at which time CHEESEBORO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Ansonia, Derby, Seymour and Shelton Police Departments.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marc H. Silverman.

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.

 

CONTACT:

 

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

 

 

 

 

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