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District of Connecticut

Friday, August 15, 2014

New Haven Man Sentenced For Supervised Release Violation

Deirdre M. Daly, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID LILLY, age 34, formerly of New Haven, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Janet B. Arterton to 14 months of imprisonment for violating the terms and conditions of his supervised release.  Judge Arteron ordered that his sentence run consecutively to LILLY’s  effective 66 months sentence in State Superior Court.  Judge Arteron also ordered that LILLY be placed on supervised release for an additional one year following his release from federal prison.  If found guilty of another violation while on supervision, LILLY can be sentenced to up to an additional two years in jail. 

LILLY was originally sentenced by Judge Arteton to 87 months in October 2005 for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  He was released from federal prison and placed on supervision in November 2011.  In June 2012, he was arrested in separate cases by the New Haven and Hartford Police Departments.   In  November 2012, Judge Arterton sentenced LILLY to ten months of imprisonment for violating the terms of his supervision. 

LILLY was again released from federal custody to supervison in April 2013 and, according to documents filed  in the case, in August 2013, he engaged in a gun battle with another individual in Hamden. In April 2014, LILLY pleaded guilty and was sentenced  to 12 years, suspended after 66 months, for attempted assault in the first degree, criminal possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment in the first degree.   It was the commission of that offense that led to Judge Arteron’s sentence today.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony E. Kaplan.


Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722

Updated March 18, 2015