States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|March 10, 2010||
GUILFORD MAN SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ROLE IN NARCOTICS RING
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROBERT KALMAN, 39, of Guilford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to sell cocaine. On November 12, 2009, KALMAN pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.
This matter stems from an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (“OCDETF”) investigation dubbed “Operation Brass Deal,” which was spearheaded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force in New Haven. As a result of the investigation, 16 individuals have been charged with various narcotics offenses related to the large-scale distribution of cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and oxycodone in New Haven, East Haven, Branford, West Haven and other towns in New Haven County. During the investigation, law enforcement officers seized more than $75,000 in cash, more than one kilogram of cocaine and approximately 750 grams of crack cocaine.
According to court documents and statements made in court, from approximately January 2009 until May 2009, KALMAN was responsible for the distribution of 300 to 400 grams of cocaine throughout the Greater New Haven area.
KALMAN is currently the subject of multiple criminal prosecutions by the State of Connecticut, and has been incarcerated since his state arrest on May 7, 2009.
This matter was investigated by the FBI New Haven Safe Streets Task Force, which is composed of representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New Haven Police Department, the Ansonia Police Department, the Milford Police Department, the East Haven Police Department, the Connecticut State Police and the Connecticut Department of Correction. This matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Christopher M. Mattei and Robert M. Spector.
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