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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 15, 2013

Dominican National Sentenced for Cocaine Trafficking

 

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jose Nunez-Donastor, a/k/a Jesus Perez, a/k/a Rafael Torres Rivera, a/k/a Guineo, a/k/a Gineo, 33, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 500 grams or more of cocaine, was sentenced to 108 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

            Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that Nunez-Donastor and other members of the conspiracy were responsible for the distribution of significant quantities of cocaine and crack cocaine throughout the Rochester area, transported by vehicle from Pennsylvania. This investigation involved court-authorized wire taps and resulted in the federal arrest of 10 defendants between May and October 2012. To date, all the defendants have been convicted. Nunez-Donastor is an illegal alien who will likely be deported to the Dominican Republic after he serves his prison sentence.                                   

            The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Scott Heagney, Investigators of the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief James Sheppard, and the Monroe County District Attorney's Office, under the direction of Sandra Doorly.