States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|June 15, 2011||
WALLINGFORD MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANTHONY BUONO, also known as “Terry,” 51, of Wallingford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his involvement in the illegal purchase and distribution of Oxycontin. BUONO also was ordered to spend the first six months of his supervised release in home confinement, and to forfeit $50,000 to the government.
According to court documents and statements made in court, from approximately 1998 to September 2008, BUONO entered into a scheme with David Deloughery and Maureen Gulianello, both of East Haven, during which BUONO provided funds to Deloughery and Gulianello to purchase Oxycontin. In return, BUONO received a portion of the drugs that Deloughery and Guilianello had purchased. BUONO was aware that Deloughery and Gulianello used forged prescriptions to obtain the Oxycontin from pharmacies, and that they were illegally selling a portion of the Oxycontin they had purchased. BUONO was repaid the money he had “fronted” with funds generated by Deloughery and Gulianello’s illegal street sale of the drug. In addition, BUONO acquired Oxycontin from other individuals, including someone he knew to be a cancer patient. After acquiring the Oxycontin, BUONO sold it, as well as other narcotics, to individuals, including employees of his now-defunct business, Cable Systems, Inc., which was based in North Haven.
BUONO was arrested on June 30, 2010, and was released on bond. On December 20, 2010, BUONO’s bond was revoked after United States Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel determined that BUONO had violated the conditions of his pretrial release by improperly contacting witnesses, including showing them FBI reports of interviews that were subject to a protective order by the court.
On February 4, 2011, BUONO pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, Oxycontin.
Deloughery, 43, and Gulianello, 68, have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from this scheme and await sentencing.
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rahul Kale.
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