Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LORENZO CARTER, 20, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 8, 2015, law enforcement officers located a .22 caliber handgun that CARTER had placed on the tire of a vehicle parked on Trumbull Avenue in Bridgeport. Prior to that date, CARTER had been convicted of carrying a pistol without a permit and illegally receiving a pistol, both felony 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.
CARTER has been detained since his arrest on April 8. He faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years when he is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer. A sentencing date has not been scheduled.
This matter is being investigated by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the Bridgeport Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Laraia.