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Project Safe Neighborhoods:
BLOOMFIELD MAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS
IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGAL GUN POSSESSION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2011

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TREMAINE KNIGHT, 29, of Dowing Circle, Bloomfield, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.  On May 16, 2011, KNIGHT pleaded guilty 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 was arrested by Hartford Police after he was found in possession of a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol with an obliterated serial number, and a quantity of heroin.

KNIGHT 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.

 

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

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

 

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