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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison



Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ALDRIC BORDEAUX, 29, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 180 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 28, 2014, law enforcement received information that a vehicle contained a firearm.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it sped away.  The car was then located, abandoned, in a driveway on West Elm Street in New Haven.  While officers were still on the scene, BORDEAUX called police to report that his car had been stolen.  The next day, police received report a report that an individual, who was subsequently identified as BORDEAUX, was in the backyards of homes in the area of West Elm Street.  Later, officers located in the rear yard of an address on West Elm Street, a short distance away from the address where the car was abandoned, a firearm magazine loaded with 11 rounds of ammunition.

Officers subsequently located a nine millimeter semi-automatic pistol hidden in the ceiling in the laundry room of BORDEAUX’s residence.  The firearm was missing a magazine.  Hidden with the pistol were various items of clothing that security cameras revealed that BORDEAUX had been wearing earlier that day.  The magazine found on the West Elm Street property fit the firearm.

Prior to October 2014, BORDEAUX had sustained several felony convictions, including three convictions for robbery in the first degree.

BORDEAUX has been detained since his arrest on October 29, 2014.  On January 6, 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

BORDEAUX was sentenced pursuant to the Armed Career Criminal Act, a federal law imposing severe penalties for firearm or ammunition possession by persons who have been convicted of at least three violent felonies or serious drug offenses.  A defendant who qualifies as an Armed Career Criminal faces a minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years and a maximum term of life.

The matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the New Haven Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anthony Kaplan and Jennifer Laraia.

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