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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Connecticut

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For Immediate Release

May 23, 2013

David B. Fein, United States Attorney

Contact: Tom Carson, Public Information Officer
(203) 821-3722
tom.carson@usdoj.gov

Norwalk Felon Caught With Gun Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANTOINE LAWS, 27, of Norwalk, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 57 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 6, 2012, LAWS was arrested by the Norwalk Police Department in the Roodner Court housing complex after he was found in possession of a .25 Caliber ACP semi-automatic handgun, which was loaded with hollow-point ammunition, and a quantity of crack cocaine.

LAWS was previously convicted of burglary, narcotics and firearms offenses. 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.

LAWS has been detained since his arrest. On January 29, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

This matter was investigated by the Norwalk Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, pursuant to the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative in Norwalk. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah P. Karwan.

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