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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

FCI Danbury Inmate Charged with Possessing Weapons

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment today charging JULIAN DeJESUS CASTILLO, 34, with possession of contraband in a federal prison.

The indictment alleges that Castillo, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, possessed weapons, or objects designed or intended to be used as weapons, on February 8, 2018. 

If convicted, Castillo faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.

U.S. Attorney Durham stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anastasia E. King.

Updated October 24, 2018