NEW LONDON MAN PLEADS
GUILTY TO FEDERAL FIREARMS CHARGE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAVIER MUNIZ, 25, of New London, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to one count of possession of ammunition by a previously convicted felon.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 24, 2012, MUNIZ possessed a .38 caliber Colt revolver with six live rounds of .38 caliber Frontier SPL ammunition. On that date, MUNIZ fired three rounds of ammunition in the general direction of a group of people in the vicinity of Green Street in New London.
Prior to June 2012, MUNIZ had sustained three felony convictions in Connecticut state court, including convictions for criminal possession of a firearm, burglary and robbery.
Judge Hall has scheduled sentencing for January 24, 2013, at which time MUNIZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.
This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) and the New London Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Sarah P. Karwan and Alina P. Reynolds.
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