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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Stamford Man Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that AMIN HASAN, 44, of Stamford, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for unlawful possession of a firearm.  Judge Shea ordered Hasan to serve the first six months of his supervised release in a halfway house.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 5, 2020, Hasan was arrested by Stamford Police after causing a disturbance at a shopping plaza and a search of a van he rented revealed 13 filled 5-gallon gas cans, two hatchets, and ax and other items.  The next day, law enforcement searched Hasan’s residence and seized numerous items, including a gas mask, a chainsaw, a “survival-style” knife, two backpacks containing 30 smoke grenades and 44 caltrops (spikes used to puncture vehicle tires), and a loaded Glock 9mm pistol.  Investigators also found a note on Hasan’s bed with instructions to call his cousin in the event of his death.  Days later, Hasan’s car was found parked in Bridgeport and contained an additional 12 filled 5-gallon gas cans, a hatchet, and other items.

In May 2019, Hasan was convicted in state court of assault of public safety, emergency medical, public transport or health care personnel.  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.

Hasan has been detained since his arrest.  On May 6, 2022, he pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Related state charges against Hasan are pending.

This matter was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation and Stamford Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Doherty.

Topic(s): 
Domestic Terrorism
Firearms Offenses
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Updated October 18, 2022