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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Norwalk Man Who Illegally Sold Firearms Sentenced to more than 3 Years in Federal Prison



Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that RAUL CABAN-MARTES, 22, of Norwalk, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 40 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally selling firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between August 2013 and January 2014, CABAN-MARTES and others sold five firearms, ammunition and a bullet proof vest to a convicted felon.  CABAN-MARTES knew that the purchaser intended to sell the firearms to others in Norwalk.

CABAN-MARTES has been detained since his arrest on July 2, 2014.  On December 5, 2014, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to engage in the business of dealing in firearms without a license.

In December 2014, while he was in federal custody, CABAN-MARTES instructed family members to conceal another firearm so that he could sell the weapon upon his release.

This matter was investigated by the Norwalk Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vanessa Richards.

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