Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANDRE HUDSON, 43, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for unlawfully possessing a firearm while on federal supervised release.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 8, 2021, a Connecticut State Police trooper stopped a vehicle that Hudson was driving at a high rate of speed and found Hudson in possession of a loaded Kel-Tec, Model P-11 9mm pistol and a distribution quantity of marijuana. He was arrested at that time.
Hudson’s criminal history includes a 2007 federal conviction in Connecticut for distributing crack cocaine, for which he was sentenced to 108 months of imprisonment, and a 2019 federal conviction in Vermont for distributing crack and heroin, for which he was sentenced to 30 months of imprisonment and an additional 24 months of imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release in the Connecticut case.
In June 2020, Hudson was granted compassionate release from prison due to the coronavirus pandemic. He was on supervised release at the time of his arrest in September 2021.
On April 28, 2022, Hudson pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon and he admitted that he violated the conditions of his supervised release.
Judge Meyer sentenced Hudson to 100 months of imprisonment for the firearm offense and a consecutive 20 months of imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release.
This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Connecticut State Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony E. Kaplan.
This prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. In May 2021, the Justice Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: Fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.