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Press Release

May 16, 2011

Project Safe Neighborhoods:

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TERMAINE KNIGHT, 29, of Dowing Circle, Bloomfield, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to one count of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 15, 2010, KNIGHT possessed a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol with an obliterated serial number.  On that date, KNIGHT also possessed a quantity of heroin.

Judge Hall has scheduled sentencing for August 24, 2011, at which time KNIGHT faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000.

KNIGHT has been detained since his arrest on October 15, 2010.

This case was investigated by the Hartford Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case is being 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.




Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722





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