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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Connecticut

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Deirdre M. Daly
, United States Attorney
Contact: Tom Carson

Stamford Man Who Possessed Sawed-Off Shotguns and Drugs Sentenced to 66 Months in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that RICHTER RINVIL, also known as “Ricky, 20, of Stamford, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 66 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing two sawed-off shotguns and narcotics.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in January 2013, the Stamford Police Department conducted a controlled purchase of heroin from RINVIL.  RINVIL was arrested on January 30, 2013, and a search of his Custer Street residence on that date revealed two sawed-off shotguns, one of which was loaded, as well as 4.2 grams of heroin packaged for distribution, approximately 293 grams of marijuana, a personal use quantity of cocaine, drug packaging materials and $3,470 in cash.

RINVIL has been detained since his arrest.  On January 13, 2014, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of unregistered firearms.

This matter was investigated by the Stamford Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vanessa Richards.


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