Project Safe Neighborhoods:
TWO STAMFORD MEN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that two men charged as a result of a long-term investigation into gang activity and trafficking of firearms and narcotics in southwestern Connecticut were sentenced yesterday, January 24, by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven federal court.
LOUIS FELICIANO, also known as “Cano,” 26, of Stamford, was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release. On September 1, 2011, FELICIANO pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
According to court documents and statements made in court, FELICIANO was a member of the Stamford Chapter of the Latin Kings, serving in a leadership role as the First Crown or President. The investigation revealed that FELICIANO sold between 14 and 28 grams of cocaine on a weekly basis.
KEVIN GOULBOURNE, 38, also known as “Kev,” of Stamford, was sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. On August 9, 2011, GOULBOURNE pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 23, 2010, GOULBOURNE sold a .22 caliber revolver and 30 rounds of ammunition to an individual working with law enforcement in exchange for $340.
FELICIANO and GOULBOURNE were arrested in May 2011.
More than 100 firearms, including machine guns, were purchased or seized during the investigation, and a total of 17 individuals have been charged with various federal offenses.
This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Marshals Service, the Stamford Police Department, the Bridgeport Police Department, the Norwalk Police Department and the Connecticut Department of Correction. The investigation was funded in significant part by the United States Attorney’s Office Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and supported by the Office’s Project Safe Neighborhoods and Anti-Gang programs.
This matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Anthony E. Kaplan and Marc H. Silverman.
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