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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 5, 2013

Waterbury Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Firearms Conviction


Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that FRANCISCO TELLADO, 37, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by six years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm and for violating the conditions of his supervised release from a previous federal conviction.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on August 24, 2012, TELLADO used a 9 millimeter handgun to shoot his brother and his cousin in Naugatuck.  He was subsequently apprehended in Waterbury.

TELLADO has prior state felony convictions for criminal possession of a firearm and possession of narcotics, and a prior federal conviction for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine.  He was released from federal prison on November 1, 2011 and was serving a six-year term of supervised release at the time of the shootings.

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 January 23, 2013, TELLADO pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and admitted to having violated the terms of his supervised release.

Judge Chatigny sentenced TELLADO to 96 months of imprisonment for illegally possessing a firearm and a consecutive 24 months of imprisonment for violating his supervised release.

TELLADO was also charged with state offenses as a result of these shootings and, in February 2013, was sentenced to 10 years of incarceration.  Judge Chatigny ordered the 10-year federal sentence to be served concurrent with the state sentence.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Waterbury Police Department and the Naugatuck Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert M. Spector.

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Updated March 18, 2015