TRUMBULL MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL DRUG CHARGE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RODOLFO REVELLO, 39, of Trumbull, pleaded guilty yesterday, March 6, before Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 500 grams or more of cocaine.
This matter stems from a long-term investigation into gang activity and trafficking of firearms and narcotics in southwestern Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, REVELLO supplied large amounts of cocaine to another member of the conspiracy who sold the drugs to others. From January to May 2011, law enforcement officers conducted multiple controlled purchases of distribution-level quantities of cocaine from individuals supplied by REVELLO.
On May 10, 2011, REVELLO was arrested while purchasing approximately 50 grams of cocaine from a co-defendant for approximately $1,700.
Judge Burns has scheduled sentencing for May 29, 2012, at which time REVELLO faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years, a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years, and a fine of up to $5,000,000.
REVELLO has been detained in federal custody since May 12, 2011.
More than 100 firearms, including machine guns, were purchased or seized during the investigation, and a total of 17 individuals were charged with various federal offenses. All 17 have pleaded guilty.
This matter was 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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