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New Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Gun and Ammunition

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that EDWARD LUGO, 37, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert A. Richardson in Hartford to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. 

According to court documents, on September 19, 2018, Lugo possessed a 9mm Kel-Tec Model P-11 pistol and more than 100 rounds of assorted ammunition.

Lugo’s criminal history includes felony convictions in Connecticut and New York for firearm, weapon, drug, larceny and possession of stolen property offenses.

It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.

Lugo is scheduled to be sentenced on June 19 at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and up to a $250,000 fine.

This matter is being investigated by the Statewide Narcotics Task Force, New Haven Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Margaret E. Maigret and Sarah P. Karwan.

This case 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.

Updated March 22, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods