States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|December 7, 2010||
HARTFORD FELON SENTENCED TO MORE THAN THREE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR VIOLATING SUPERVISED RELEASE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHARLES MORALES, 40, of Hartford, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 37 months of imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release that followed a previous federal conviction.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 19, 2010, MORALES was arrested by the West Hartford Police and charged with various drug and motor vehicle offenses. On September 9, 2010, MORALES pleaded guilty in Superior Court to one count of possession of cocaine with intent to sell.
On February 6, 1996, MORALES was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by eight years of supervised release, for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute heroin. That prosecution was part of a federal, state and local law enforcement investigation into the Los Solidos street gang, and MORALES was involved in a conspiracy to distribute heroin from a Solidos drug distribution point – known as a “gate” – in the Stowe Village housing complex in Hartford.
MORALES was released from federal prison in October 2004 and was on federal supervised release when he illegally possessed the narcotics on February 19, 2009.
MORALES awaits sentencing in state court.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony E. Kaplan.
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