Danny Savo Imprisoned on Firearms Charges
Burlington, VT – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Daniel Savo, 50, of Burlington, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Rutland to 90 months of imprisonment following his guilty plea to charges that he conspired to possess a firearm as a convicted felon and that he possessed a firearm with an obliterated serial number. Chief U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss also ordered that Savo serve a three-year term of supervised release upon completion of his prison term. Savo is currently in the custody of the Vermont Department of Corrections serving unrelated prison terms.
On May 19, 2011, a federal grand jury in Burlington returned an indictment charging that on January 20, 2011, Savo possessed a loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Savo is prohibited from possessing any firearms because he has at least 13 prior felony convictions. Burlington Police officers arrested Savo on January 20 after they received information that he was carrying a pistol at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.
Savo is represented by Assistant Federal Public Defender Steven Barth. The prosecutor is Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Waples.