Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned a two-count indictment charging AMIN HASAN, 44, of Stamford, with unlawful firearm possession offenses.
The indictment was returned on March 29, 2021, and Hasan appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert A. Richardson in Hartford and entered a plea of not guilty to the charges. Hasan has been detained since his arrest on related state charges in December 2020.
The indictment alleges that, on December 6, 2020, Hasan possessed a loaded Glock 9mm pistol. In May 2019, Hasan was convicted in state court of assault of public safety, emergency medical, public transport or health care personnel.
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.
It is further alleged that Hasan possessed the pistol while subject to a court order.
The indictment charges Hasan with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm as a prohibited person. If convicted, Hasan faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years on each count.
Acting U.S. Attorney Boyle stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This matter is being investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation and Stamford Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Doherty.
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