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New Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Stolen Firearms

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ABDURRAHMAN AKHDAR, 27, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to one count of possession of stolen firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on November 30, 2015, Akhdar unlawfully possessed, stored and disposed of a Smith & Wesson .380 caliber pistol and a Colt .45 caliber pistol, both of which Akhdar had stolen.

Akhdar is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall on September 10, 2019, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.

Akhdar is currently incarcerated in state custody serving an unrelated prison sentence.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hamden Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.

Updated June 18, 2019

Firearms Offenses