March 7, 2022
TRENTON, NJ – A Mercer County, New Jersey man with prior felony convictions has been sentenced to 108 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, the report announced today. American lawyer Philip R. Sellinger.
Omar Kennedy, 40, of Trenton, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson to an indictment charging him with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon sentenced. Judge Thompson imposed the sentence on March 4, 2022.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
On May 23, 2019, the Trenton Police Department was called to a residence in Trenton, New Jersey following a report of a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived, the resident reported that Kennedy had pointed a gun at her and threatened to shoot and kill her. While law enforcement was on the scene, Kennedy phoned the victim and repeated his threat to shoot him. Officers located Kennedy in the immediate area of the home and he was found in possession of a firearm loaded with eight rounds. At the time of his arrest, Kennedy was on parole in New Jersey following an aggravated assault conviction.
US Attorney Sellinger credited Special Agents Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Trenton Field Office, under Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey L. Matthews, Newark Field Division; officers from the Trenton Police Department, under Superintendent Steve E. Wilson; and the Mercer County District Attorney’s Office, under District Attorney Angelo J. Onofri, with the investigation leading to the conviction.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle S. Gasparian of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Trenton.
Defense Counsel: Andrea Bergman Esq., Deputy Federal Public Defender, Trenton