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Norwalk Man Who Illegally Sold Firearms Gets 2 Years In Federal Prison

NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk man who pleaded guilty to illegally selling firearms will spend two years in federal prison.

Stephen Herold was also sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to three years of supervised release after his prison term, said U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in October and November 2013, Herold and Raul Caban-Martes sold three firearms and a bulletproof vest to an individual working with law enforcement. One of the firearms had been reported stolen and another had an obliterated serial number.

Herold has been detained since his arrest on July 8, 2014. On April 15, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to engage in the business of dealing in firearms without a license.

Caban-Martes pleaded guilty to the same charge and, on March 9, was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

This matter was investigated by the Norwalk Police Department and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

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