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Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 147 Months in Federal Prison on Drug Distribution and Firearms Charges

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CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith announced that Roger Perkins, age 33, formerly of Methuen, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 147 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Perkins pleaded guilty to the charges on July 21, 2015.

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Selling Stolen Firearms

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MICHAEL MURPHY, 27, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for selling numerous firearms that had been stolen from the Smith & Wesson manufacturing plant in Springfield, Mass.

 

Man Who Stole 111 Firearms from Smith & Wesson Factory Sentenced to More Than 17 Years in Prison

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Boston Field Division, announced that ELLIOT PEREZ, 30, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 210 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for stealing 111 firearms from the Smith & Wesson manufacturing plant in Springfield, Mass, and selling many of those firearms on the street.

 

Massachusetts Man Sentenced on Firearm Charges

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CONCORD, N.H. – Jose M. Camara, Jr., 30, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 42 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to conspiracy to make a false statement during the acquisition of a firearm and making false statements during the acquisition of firearms, announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith. Upon his release, Camara will be placed on three years of supervised release which is monitored by the United States Probation and Pretrial Services Office.

Joint Investigation Dismantles Violent New Haven Street Gang; Members Charged with 6 Murders

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New Haven – U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly, ATF Special Agent in Charge Daniel J. Kumor and New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman today announced federal murder, racketeering, firearms, narcotics and money laundering charges against several members and associates of the Red Side Guerilla Brims, a violent New Haven street gang.  In 2011 and early 2012, members and associates of the gang are alleged to have committed six murders and four attempted murders.

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Participating In Drug Robbery Scheme

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TREVOR PIERCE, 30, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven to 72 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for planning to conduct an armed robbery of narcotics stash house.

Pawtucket, R.I., Man Detained on Federal Firearm, Drug Trafficking Charges

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jose Gomez, 26, of Pawtucket, has been ordered detained in federal custody following an investigation into Gomez’s alleged trafficking of crack cocaine, including the alleged trading of firearms for crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Bridgeport Man Sentenced To More Than 7 Years in Prison for Planning Drug Robbery

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CARLOS COLON, also known as “Joel,” 35, of Bridgeport, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven to 90 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for planning to conduct an armed robbery of narcotics stash house.

 

Mastermind of Arson-for-Profit Scheme Sentenced to Federal Prison

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Kormahyah Karmue, 40, of Providence, was sentenced today to 78 months in federal prison, having been convicted by a federal court jury of being the mastermind behind an arson-for-profit scheme to set fire to an occupied multi-family dwelling he owned in Providence in an effort to collect more than $725,000 in insurance payments.

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Role in Drug Robbery Scheme

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that NELSON DIAZ, 26, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven to 108 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for planning to conduct an armed robbery of narcotics stash house.

Boston Man Charged with Illegal Gun Trafficking

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BOSTON – A Boston man was indicted today in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with his role in a scheme to illegally transport firearms into Massachusetts.

 

Shayne Parker, 41, was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition and one count of unlawful transportation of firearms in Massachusetts.  In March 2015, Parker was arrested and charged in a criminal complaint.  Parker has several felony convictions, including for violence and drug trafficking crimes.

Career Offender Sentenced to More than 12 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Crack Cocaine

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Richard Palmisano, 41, formerly of Central Falls, a career offender with a criminal history dating back more than twenty years, including convictions on drug trafficking, firearms and assault charges, was sentenced today to 150 months in federal prison for trafficking more than 90 grams of crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha; Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Division of ATF; and Central Falls Police Chief Colonel James J. Mendonca.

Providence Landlord Pleads Guilty to Arson Related Charge in Arson-for-Profit Scheme

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rony Metellus, 52, of Providence, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence on Monday to setting fire on July 23, 2014, to an occupied three family tenement building he owned in an effort to benefit by the collection of insurance payments, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré and Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Division of ATF.

Two Plead Guilty To Drug Conspiracy in Laconia

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 CONCORD – Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith announced today that Roger Perkins, 31, of Methuen, Massachusetts and Windyann Plunkett, 32, of Laconia, New Hampshire pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”) and quantities of cocaine. Perkins was additionally charged with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Perkins and Plunkett appeared before United States District Court Judge Landya B.

Southbridge Man Convicted of Being a Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition

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BOSTON - A Southbridge man was convicted of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition yesterday in United States District Court in Worcester.

Mark McForbes, aka “S-Dot,” 33, was convicted of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition after an eight-day jury trial. McForbes is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 14, 2015.

Waterbury Man Involved in Armed Robbery of Undercover ATF Agent Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CALRISSIAN SMITH, also known as “Cali,” 33, of Waterbury, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 70 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for his role in the armed robbery of an undercover ATF special agent.

Massachusetts Man Charged with Being a Felon in Possession of Firearms

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BOSTON – An Adams man has been arrested and charged in connection with a plot to engage in terrorism on behalf of ISIL.  A criminal complaint, charging Alexander Ciccolo, a/k/a Ali Al Amriki, 23, with being a felon in possession of firearms was unsealed today.  Additional information regarding Ciccolo’s plans was filed this morning in advance of a detention hearing to be held tomorrow afternoon in Springfield.

Waterbury Man Who Robbed Undercover ATF Agent Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KEVIN RODRIGUEZ, also known as “Orlando,” 21, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 84 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for robbing an undercover ATF special agent at gunpoint. 

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Role in Drug Robbery Scheme

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        Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that HUMBERTO SOTO, 27, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in Bridgeport to 84 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for planning to conduct an armed robbery of narcotics stash house.

 

Burlington Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Federal Prison for Drug Dealing and Possession of Firearms

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that, on May 18, 2015, Daniel Ayala, 24, of Burlington, Vermont, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison after his guilty plea to charges that he conspired to distribute heroin, cocaine base, and marijuana, and conspired to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. U.S. District Court Judge William K. Sessions III also ordered that Ayala serve three years of supervised release following his prison term.

Deirdre Hey of Winooski Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances and Maintaining a Residence for the Distribution of Controlled Substances

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Deirdre Hey, 48, of Winooski, Vermont was sentenced today for conspiracy to distribute heroin and crack cocaine, and maintenance of a residence for the distribution of controlled substances. Chief U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss sentenced Hey to 33 months’ imprisonment to be followed by a three year term of supervised release.

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