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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 22, 2013

Orange Man Sentenced To Three Years In Federal Prison For Illegally Possessing Firearms


Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRIAN FARRELL, 36, of Orange, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 26, 2012, federal and state law enforcement officers searching for a federal fugitive at 75 Daggett Street in New Haven encountered FARRELL at an apartment at that location.  FARRELL was found in possession of two pistols, a sawed-off shotgun, assorted ammunition and body armor.

In 2001, FARRELL was convicted in U.S. District Court in Connecticut of conspiracy to import Ecstasy.  It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.

On June 7, 2013, FARRELL pleaded guilty to one count of possession of firearms by a previously convicted felon.

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

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