For Immediate Release
Torrington Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegally Manufacturing and Selling Machine Guns
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SEAN DEY, 40, of Torrington, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by 12 months of home confinement and three years of supervised release, for illegally manufacturing and selling machine guns.
According to court documents and statements made in court, between July 2017 and April 2018, Dey manufactured machine guns, including AK-47-style and AR-style machine guns, suppressors, and other firearms. Dey entered into an agreement with George Jaiman, of Bridgeport, to sell machine guns, suppressors and firearms to third parties for profit. Neither Dey nor Jaiman possessed a valid license to deal firearms.
On March 28, 2018, in Bridgeport, Jaiman possessed an AK-47 style machine gun and an AR-style machine gun bearing a suppressor, neither of which had a serial number.
On April 3, 2018, Dey transferred an AR-style machine gun, which he had manufactured, to another individual for cash.
Dey was arrested on April 11, 2018. On October 25, 2018, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to engage unlawfully in the business of selling firearms, and one count of unlawful possession and transfer of a machine gun.
On October 26, 2018, Jaiman pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a machine gun. He awaits sentencing.
Dey, who is released on a $150,000 bond, is required to report to prison on March 29.
Judge Thompson ordered Dey to perform 100 hours of community service when he is released from prison.
This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Bridgeport Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rahul Kale.