New Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearm, Violating Supervised Release
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that STEVEN SINGH, 39, of New Haven, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon. SINGH also admitted to violating the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 14, 2017, the FBI executed a search warrant at SINGH’s resident on Hallock Street in New Haven and seized approximately five grams of crack cocaine, narcotics paraphernalia, and a Taurus 9mm semi-automatic pistol containing a magazine loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition.
SINGH has three prior federal convictions. In June 2011, he was sentenced in Bridgeport federal court to 24 months of imprisonment and five years of supervised release for distributing crack cocaine and, in July 2015, he was sentenced to 38 months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release for illegally possessing ammunition and violating the conditions of his supervised release imposed when he was sentenced in 2011. He was released from prison in March 2016.
SINGH has been detained since his arrest on June 14, 2017. When he is sentenced, SINGH faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years for the firearm offense, and a maximum term of imprisonment of two years for violating his supervised release. A sentencing date has not been scheduled.
This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Haven Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony E. Kaplan.