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Man, 61, Gets A Year In Prison For Case Involving Shotgun Stored in Danbury

A New Milford man was sentenced to a year in prison after admitting he possessed an illegal firearm at a storage locker he rented in Danbury.
A New Milford man was sentenced to a year in prison after admitting he possessed an illegal firearm at a storage locker he rented in Danbury. Photo Credit: File

DANBURY, Conn. -- A judge sentenced a New Milford man to a year in prison after admitting to possessing an illegal firearm at a storage locker he rented in Danbury.

Leonard Sikorski, 61, of New Milford was sentenced to 12 months in prison, followed by one year of supervised release, for possessing a shotgun with an obliterated serial number by  U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven .

According to court documents and statements made in court, in September 2015, Sikorski transported three rifles, two shotguns and 1,561 live rounds of ammunition to a pair of storage lockers he rented in Danbury. On Oct. 22, 2015, he admitted to investigating agents that he had placed several firearms in those storage lockers, and gave the agents consent to search and seize the items. One of the items, a 12 gauge Remington shotgun, had an obliterated serial number.

Sikorski agreed to forfeit and abandon the firearms and ammunition seized from his storage lockers based on federal laws barring unlawful users of controlled substances from possessing firearms. He also agreed to surrender to the FBI five additional handguns and two additional rifles seized by the Naugatuck and New Milford police during separate car stops of SIKORSKI.

On Oct. 18, 2016, Sikorski pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm bearing an obliterated serial number. He is currently in state custody serving a sentence for illegally possessing explosives. Judge Arterton ordered Sikorski's federal sentence to run concurrently with his state sentence, which is estimated to conclude in April 2018.

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