For Immediate Release
Felon Arrested in East Hartford Pleads Guilty to Illegal Gun Possession
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ELVIN GONZALEZ, 38, of Norwich, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on August 9, 2018, East Hartford Police arrested Gonzalez after he was found in possession of a Charter Arms .44 caliber revolver and a quantity of marijuana.
Gonzalez’s criminal history includes state convictions for sale of hallucinogen/narcotics and escape, and a federal conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. In August 2005, he was sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment for the federal firearm offense.
When he is sentenced, Gonzalez faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years. A sentencing date is not scheduled. Gonzalez is released on a $50,000 bond pending sentencing.
This matter has been investigated by the East Hartford Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Gustafson.
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.