TWO STAMFORD MEN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON TERMS
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that two Stamford men have been sentenced for their participation in a southwestern Connecticut firearms and narcotics trafficking ring.
Yesterday, PATRICK UZAR, 25, of Stamford, was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 135 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. On January 26, 2012, UZAR pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine, and one count of possession and transfer of a machine gun.
According to court documents and statements made in court, during the investigation, UZAR sold approximately 33 firearms, including approximately 12 machine guns, to individuals working with law enforcement. He received the firearms from multiple sources, including his father, Anthony Uzar Jr., and his uncle, George Uzar, Sr., who manufactured the machine guns. In addition, PATRICK UZAR sold large quantities of cocaine and ecstasy.
Today, ALFRED BROWN, 28, of Stamford, was sentenced by Judge Burns to 70 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. On February 7, 2012, BROWN pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, ecstasy.
According to court documents and statements made in court, BROWN supplied more than 1,000 ecstasy pills to co-defendants, PATRICK UZAR and Jeffrey Nunez.
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.
Anthony Uzar, Jr., George Uzar and Jeffrey Nunez each pleaded guilty to charges stemming from this investigation. Anthony Uzar, Jr. and Nunez are currently serving 24-month prison terms. George Uzar awaits sentencing.
This matter has been 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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