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Case Number: 3:18-cr-00274-VLB
Judge: Vanessa L. Bryant
Court: United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (New Haven County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: New Haven, CT: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.
On November 13, 2016, Hartford Police detectives responding to a ShotSpotter activation recovered a loaded revolver in a car last registered to Perez and containing documents addressed to Perez in the glove box. DNA analysis of the seized firearm indicated Perez had handled the firearm.
Prior to November 2016, Perez had sustained state felony convictions for narcotics and burglary 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.
Perez was apprehended on January 19, 2021.
At sentencing, which is not scheduled, Perez faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years. Perez is released on a $30,000 bond pending sentencing.
This matter was investigated by the Hartford Police Department and the FBI’s Connecticut Violent Crime Task Force, with the assistance of the Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tara E. Levens and Maria del Pilar Gonzalez.
UNLAWFUL TRANSPORT OF FIREARMS, ETC. - Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Felon
UNLAWFUL TRANSPORT OF FIREARMS, ETC. - Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
Outcome: 09/24/2021 113 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Vanessa L. Bryant: Jury Trial as to Jose Perez held on 9-24-2021. Guilty as to Count 1. Total Time: 2 hours and 48 minutes. (Court Reporter F. Velez, ECRO. Interpreters: A. Lahr and T. Bransfield, Spanish.) (Shafer, J.) (Entered: 09/24/2021)
09/24/2021 114 JURY VERDICT with foreperson's signature redacted as to Jose Perez, Guilty on Count 1s. (Shafer, J.) (Entered: 09/24/2021)
09/24/2021 115 Unredacted 114 Jury Verdict with FOREPERSON'S SIGNATURE as to Jose Perez. Access to the PDF document is restricted pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 49.1(e). (Shafer, J.) (Entered: 09/24/2021)
09/24/2021 116 Jury Instructions as to Jose Perez. (Shafer, J.) (Entered: 09/24/2021)
09/24/2021 117 Marked Exhibit List as to Jose Perez. (Shafer, J.) (Entered: 09/24/2021)
09/24/2021 118 Witness List as to Jose Perez. (Shafer, J.) (Entered: 09/24/2021)
09/24/2021 119 Court Exhibit List as to Jose Perez. (Shafer, J.) (Entered: 09/24/2021)
09/24/2021 120 Acknowledgment of Receipt by USA as to trial exhibits. (Shafer, J.) (Entered: 09/24/2021)
09/24/2021 121 ORDER as to Jose Perez.
Defense counsel is directed to contact the Probation Office as soon as practicable to: 1. schedule a presentence interview of their client as soon as possible, and 2. obtain and provide to the defendant copies of the financial statements and any other material which the probation officer will need the defendant to produce in order to conduct a thorough and timely presentence investigation report. Signed by Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on 9-24-2021. (Shafer, J.) (Entered: 09/24/2021)
09/24/2021 122 ORDER OF REFERRAL TO PROBATION FOR PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION AND REPORT as to Jose Perez. First Disclosure-PSI due 12-1-2021; Objections Due 12-15-2021; and 2nd-Disclosure PSI due 12-25-2021. Defendant's Sentencing Memorandum due 12-29-2021; Government's Sentencing Memorandum due 1-5-2022; Reply due by 1-8-2022. Sentencing set for 1-12-2022 at 3:00 PM in Courtroom Two, 450 Main St., Hartford, CT before Judge Vanessa L. Bryant.
Signed by Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on 9-24-2021. (Shafer, J.) (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/24/2021: # 1 REPLACEMENT PDF) (Shafer, J.). (Entered: 09/24/2021)
09/24/2021 123 Docket Entry Correction re 122 Order for PSI and Report. Corrected PDF attached. (Shafer, J.) (Entered: 09/24/2021)
09/24/2021 124 NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR as to Jose Perez: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE MUST PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. Sentencing set for 1/12/2022 at 3:00 PM in Courtroom Two, 450 Main St., Hartford, CT before Judge Vanessa L. Bryant. (Shafer, J.) (Entered: 09/24/2021)