Project Safe Neighborhoods:
STAMFORD MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL FIREARMS CHARGE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DESMOND BROWN, also known as “Dez,” 31, of Anderson Street, Stamford, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 12, 2010, BROWN possessed a nine-millimeter semi-automatic pistol, a .22 caliber rifle and several rounds of .22 caliber ammunition. The serial numbers of both firearms had been obliterated.
Prior to February 2010, BROWN has been convicted of several state felony offenses. It is a federal offense for a convicted felon to knowingly possess a firearm or ammunition that has traveled in interstate or foreign commerce.
Judge Hall has scheduled sentencing for March 22, 2012, at which time BROWN faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.
This case was investigated by the Stamford Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, pursuant to the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative in Stamford. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert M. Spector.
The Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, and improving the safety of residents in Connecticut’s cities. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
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