For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 11, 2019
, United States Attorney
John H. Durham
Contact: Tom Carson
Ansonia Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge
Boston Field Division
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Boston Field Division, today announced that ABDUL JALIL HUMPHREY, 26, of Ansonia, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in May 2018, ATF special agents examined a video of Humphrey handling a firearm in the summer of 2017. Analysis of the video revealed that the firearm was a Taurus, PTIII Millennium G2, 9mm pistol, which had been purchased by Humphrey’s friend at a gun shop in North Carolina on June 21, 2017.
Humphrey’s criminal history includes state felony convictions for sale of a controlled substance and assault in the second degree. 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.
Humphrey was arrested on October 30, 2018.
The offense carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years. A sentencing date is not scheduled.
Humphrey is released on a $25,000 bond pending sentencing.
This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the New Haven Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jocelyn Courtney Kaoutzanis.
This prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.