ANSONIA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL GUN CHARGE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DERRICK FOGLE, 32, of Ansonia, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns 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 December 21, 2010, FOGLE possessed a Ruger P-89 nine millimeter handgun that was reported stolen. The firearm had an extended clip loaded with 16 rounds of ammunition.
FOGLE has nine prior felony convictions. It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.
Judge Burns has scheduled sentencing for August 30, 2012, at which time FOGLE faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.
This case is being investigated by the Ansonia Police Department, the Shelton Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, 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.
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