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Norwalk Man Who Illegally Sold Firearms Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison

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

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on July 17, 2015, STEPHEN HEROLD, 26, of Norwalk, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally selling firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in October and November, 2013, HEROLD and Raul Caban-Martes sold three firearms and a bullet proof vest to an individual working with law enforcement.  One of the firearms had been reported stolen and another had an obliterated serial number.

HEROLD has been detained since his arrest on July 8, 2014.  On April 15, 2015, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to engage in the business of dealing in firearms without a license.

Caban-Martes pleaded guilty to the same charge and, on March 9, 2015, was sentenced to 40 months of imprisonment.

This matter was investigated by the Norwalk Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vanessa Richards.

Updated July 20, 2015