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ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Damion Colabatistto, 40, of Rochester, NY, having been convicted following a jury trial of murder, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine, and heroin, and the use of firearms in furtherance of a drug conspiracy, was sentenced to life in prison plus five years by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci. Jr.

PORTLAND, Ore. – On Monday, March 27, 2017, Jamie Lee Jones, 45, a former resident of Nevada, was sentenced to twelve years in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon. Jones had previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Jones was living in Seaside, Oregon in early February 2016 during the time of the alleged offenses.

RIVERSIDE, California – A Redlands man has been arrested after being charged in federal court with selling rifles without a license. Scott Everett Coyl, 28, of Redlands, was arrested without incident at his residence yesterday morning. Coyl was arrested pursuant to a criminal complaint filed on Wednesday that charges him with dealing firearms without a license.

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge today sentenced a former Fairfield Police Department maintenance worker to six years and six months in prison for being a felon in possession of firearms, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Assistant Special Agent in Charge David Hyche.

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROBERT SHORT, also known as “Santana,” 30, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today in Bridgeport federal court to causing the death of Darrick Cooper through the use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

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