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Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 38 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearm

U.S. Attorney’s Office January 14, 2014
  • District of Connecticut (203) 821-3700

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SCOTT LAMBERT, also known as “Mike,” 33, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 38 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release for illegally possessing a firearm.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on two occasions in May 2011, LAMBERT sold heroin to an individual working with law enforcement. On August 6, 2011, Bridgeport Police stopped a truck in which LAMBERT was a passenger. LAMBERT was arrested after he attempted to discard a handgun that he possessed.

LAMBERT was convicted of cocaine possession in 2003 in federal court, and he also has multiple state felony convictions. 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.

This matter stems from an FBI Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force and Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force investigation into narcotics trafficking activity and violent criminal activity in and around the Trumbull Gardens housing complex in Bridgeport. The Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Trumbull Police Departments participated in the investigation.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tracy Lee Dayton and Rahul Kale.