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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New Haven Man Sentenced to 38 Months for Illegally Possessing Ammunition, Violating Supervised Release

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that STEVEN SINGH, 37, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stephan R. Underhill in New Haven to 38 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing ammunition and for violating the terms and conditions of his supervised release from a previous federal conviction.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 19, 2013, SINGH was arrested by New Haven Police after he had fired multiple gunshots on Winthrop Avenue.  Responding officers recovered three spent cartridges and one unfired bullet from the scene.  SINGH later admitted to police that he had fired the shots to scare another individual, and that he had thrown the gun into a nearby river.  The gun was never recovered.

SINGH has two prior federal convictions for distributing crack cocaine and, in June 2011, he was sentenced in federal court to 24 months of imprisonment and five years of supervised release.

On September 17, 2014, SINGH pleaded guilty to one count of possession of ammunition by a previously convicted felon, and admitted that he violated the terms and conditions of his supervised release.

This matter was investigated by the New Haven Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael E. Runowicz.

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Updated July 23, 2015