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STAMFORD MAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS
IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR COCAINE TRAFFICKING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2012

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that AGUSTIN CRESPO, also known as “Auggie” and “Warlord,” 35, of Stamford, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, this matter stems from a long-term investigation into gang activity and the trafficking of firearms and narcotics in southwestern Connecticut.  CRESPO was a member of the Stamford Chapter of the Latin Kings, serving in a leadership role as the Third Crown, also referred to as the Warlord or the Enforcer.  The investigation revealed that CRESPO regularly supplied cocaine to Latin Kings members and other individuals.  During the investigation, CRESPO participated in controlled purchases of more than 200 grams of powder cocaine conducted by law enforcement.  

CRESPO has remained in federal custody since his arrest on May 12, 2011.  On January 11, 2012, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

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.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

 

 

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