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Press Release

June 16, 2011

Project Safe Neighborhoods:
ANSONIA MAN SENTENCED TO 51 MONTHS
FOR ILLEGALLY POSSESSING AMMUNITION

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CARL CHEESEBORO, 48, of Ansonia, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to 51 months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release, for unlawful possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.  CHEESEBORO pleaded guilty to the offense on March 28, 2011.

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.

CHEESEBORO’s criminal history includes seven state 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.

CHEESEBORO has been detained since his arrest on January 7, 2011.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Ansonia, Derby, Seymour and Shelton Police Departments.  The case was 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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