HARTFORD MAN SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN
FEDERAL PRISON FOR VIOLATING SUPERVISED RELEASE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRANDON ROSE, 27, of Hartford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release, for violating the terms of his supervised release from a 2007 conviction.
On June 21, 2007, Judge Chatigny sentenced ROSE to 71 months in prison and four years of supervised release on his conviction for possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”). The sentence was subsequently reduced to 60 months when the federal sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine offenses were amended in 2007.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 13, 2011, less than three months after ROSE’s release from federal prison, the Hartford Police arrested ROSE after pulling over a vehicle in which he was a passenger and finding him in possession of approximately three grams of crack cocaine and $998 in cash.
The 36-month prison term was the maximum possible sentence ROSE faced for violating his supervised release.
This case was investigated by the Hartford Police Department and the United States Probation Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert M. Spector.
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