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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New Milford Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Firearms Offense

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LEONARD SIKORSKI, 61, of New Milford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 12 months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, for possessing a shotgun with an obliterated serial number.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in September 2015, SIKORSKI transported three rifles, two shotguns and 1,561 live rounds of ammunition to a pair of storage lockers he rented in Danbury. On October 22, 2015, SIKORSKI admitted to investigating agents that he had placed several firearms in those storage lockers, and gave the agents consent to search and seize the items. One of the items, a 12 gauge Remington shotgun, had an obliterated serial number.

SIKORSKI agreed to forfeit and abandon the firearms and ammunition seized from his storage lockers based on federal laws barring unlawful users of controlled substances from possessing firearms. SIKORSKI also agreed to surrender to the FBI five additional handguns and two additional rifles seized by the Naugatuck and New Milford police during separate car stops of SIKORSKI.

On October 18, 2016, SIKORSKI pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm bearing an obliterated serial number.

SIKORSKI is currently in state custody serving a sentence for illegally possessing explosives. Judge Arterton ordered SIKORSKI’s federal sentence to run concurrently with his state sentence, which is estimated to conclude in April 2018.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Connecticut State Police and New Milford Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Henry Kopel.

Topic: 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 15, 2017