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Project Safe Neighborhoods:
BRANFORD MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO
FEDERAL FIREARMS OFFENSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 19, 2012

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOHN IANNUCCI, 41, of Branford, pleaded guilty today before United States Magistrate Judge Joan G. Margolis in New Haven to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
           
According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 4, 2011, IANNUCCI arranged to sell a sawed-off Mossberg 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun to an individual working with law enforcement in exchange for $200.  Prior to May 2011, IANNUCCI had sustained multiple felony convictions.
           
It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.
           
IANNUCCI is scheduled to be sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns on April 13, 2012, at which time IANNUCCI faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.
           
IANNUCCI has been detained since his arrest on May 4, 2011.
           
This case was investigated by the Branford Police Department and the FBI’s JTTF, with substantial assistance provided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  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.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

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

 

 

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