FLORIDA MAN SENTENCED TO 37 MONTHS IN FEDERAL
PRISON FOR DISTRIBUTING MARIJUANA IN DANBURY AREA
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RICHARD SCIACCHETANO, 64, of Stuart, Fla., was sentenced today by United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 37 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for importing and distributing large quantities of marijuana in the greater-Danbury area.
According to court documents and statements made in court, from at least 2008 to February 2011, SCIACCHETANO traveled to Connecticut several times per month to deliver bulk quantities of marijuana, often with a resale value of $50,000, to individuals in the Danbury area.
The investigation of this matter included the use of court-authorized wiretaps, law enforcement surveillance and controlled purchases of marijuana and other drugs.
SCIACCHETANO has been detained since his arrest on February 26, 2011. On January 5, 2012, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.
This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Danbury Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Joseph Vizcarrondo and Assistant United States Attorneys Tracy Lee Dayton and David Sullivan.
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