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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 13, 2020

Felon Caught with a Gun in East Hartford Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ELVIN GONZALEZ, 38, Norwich, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on August 9, 2018, East Hartford Police arrested Gonzalez after he was found in possession of a Charter Arms .44 caliber revolver and a quantity of marijuana.

Gonzalez’s criminal history includes state convictions for sale of hallucinogen/narcotics and escape, and a federal conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  In August 2005, he was sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment for the federal firearm offense.

On September 3, 2019, Gonzalez pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Gonzalez, who is released on a $50,000 bond, is required to report to prison on January 17.

This matter was investigated by the East Hartford Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Gustafson.

This prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.

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Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated January 13, 2020