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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Connecticut

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Deirdre M. Daly
, United States Attorney
Contact: Tom Carson, Public Information Office

Stamford Man Sentenced To 50 Months in Prison for Stealing and Selling Firearms

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MICHAEL LOTZ, 45, of Stamford, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 50 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for stealing and selling firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on August 28, 2012, LOTZ and other individuals stole six firearms from a residence in Stamford. LOTZ was arrested the following day after he sold three of the stolen firearms to an individual working with law enforcement, and a fourth stolen firearm to an undercover officer.

LOTZ has been detained since his federal arrest on April 1, 2013. On October 3, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of stolen firearms.

LOTZ’s criminal history includes multiple felony convictions for burglary and other offenses.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Stamford Police Department, with the assistance of the Darien Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rahul Kale and Vanessa Richards.

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