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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that GEORGE SANCHEZ, also known as “Little G,” 22, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty yesterday in Bridgeport federal court to one count of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on November 28, 2015, a Bridgeport Police Officer performing an inventory search of a vehicle that SANCHEZ had been driving found a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a neoprene face mask and approximately 44 bags of heroin.  Part of the handgun’s serial number had been scratched off.

SANCHEZ has been detained since his arrest on January 6, 2016.  He is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on September 28, 2016, in Hartford.  The offense carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.

This matter was investigated by the Bridgeport Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alina P. Reynolds.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated June 30, 2016