For Immediate Release
New Haven Man Sentenced to 21 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Guns and Ammunition
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that EDWARD LUGO, 38, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 21 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing firearms and ammunition.
According to court documents, on September 19, 2018, Lugo possessed a 9mm Kel-Tec Model P-11 pistol, an AR-style pistol with no serial number, and more than 100 rounds of assorted ammunition.
Lugo’s criminal history includes felony convictions in Connecticut and New York for firearm, weapon, drug, larceny and possession of stolen property 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.
Lugo has been detained since December 20, 2018. On March 21, 2019, he pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.
This matter was investigated by the Statewide Narcotics Task Force, New Haven Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Margaret E. Maigret and Sarah P. Karwan.
This case 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.