Montville Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that JASON SCOTT, 37, of Montville, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 13 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing several firearms as a convicted felon.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in November 2014, an individual provided information to law enforcement that SCOTT was looking to sell firearms for cash. In December 2014, the FBI made a controlled purchase of a Hi-Point Firearms, Model 995, 9mm rifle from SCOTT.
SCOTT was arrested on December 19, 2015. A search of SCOTT’s residence on that date revealed a Mosin Nagant 7.62 x 54r, Model 44, rifle, and an Izhmash Saiga .308 semi-automatic rifle, as well as magazines, ammunition and ammunition reloading components.
Prior to December 2014, SCOTT had been convicted of a felony offense. It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition which has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.
On June 12, 2015, SCOTT pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gabriel J. Vidoni.