STAMFORD MAN SENTENCED TO
FEDERAL PRISON FOR DISTRIBUTING COCAINE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that WILLIE NIEVES, also known as “Willo” and “Flaco V,” 48, of Stamford, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 21 months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, for distributing cocaine.
This matter stems from a joint law enforcement investigation into the trafficking of firearms and narcotics in southwestern Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, NIEVES was intercepted over a court-authorized wiretap purchasing cocaine, some of which he distributed to others.
On September 8, 2011, NIEVES pleaded guilty to one count of using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense.
More than 100 firearms, including machine guns, have been purchased or seized during the investigation, and a total of 17 individuals have pleaded guilty to 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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