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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Middletown Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Illegally Selling Firearms To Convicted Felon


Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHRISTOPHER DOBOSZ, 30, of Middletown, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally selling firearms.  DOBOSZ was ordered to serve the first six months of his supervised release in home confinement.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on three occasions in August 2012, DOBOSZ met an individual working with law enforcement at a parking lot in New Haven and sold a total of seven firearms to the individual in exchange for $5,300.  One of the firearms had been reported stolen and one had an obliterated serial number.  DOBOSZ knew that the purchaser was a convicted felon who planned to re-sell the firearms.

DOBOSZ has been detained since his arrest on September 26, 2012.  On February 15, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of illegally engaging in the business of dealing in firearms.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Vanessa Richards.

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