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Bridgeport Man, 24, Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearms Charge

U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirde Daly
U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirde Daly Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A Bridgeport man has pleaded guilty to a felony firearms charge and faces up to 10 years in prison.

Jesus Quesada, 24, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

According to court documents and statements made in federal court, on April 10, police executed a search warrant at an apartment on Glendale Avenue in Bridgeport and seized a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun that was found on top of the refrigerator. The gun contained a magazine that was loaded with eight rounds of ammunition.

Quesada, a previously convicted felon, subsequently admitted he was holding the gun for his “uncle,” who was not a blood relative. 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. 

Quesada is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 6.

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