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DOMINICAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2011

WILMER ANTONIO PUELLO-MORA, age 24, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan to sixty (60) months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Berrigan ordered that PUELLO be placed on four (4) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.

According to court documents, on November 10, 2010, PUELLO pled guilty admitting that prior to March 31, 2010, he knowingly conspired with others to possess with the intent to distribute one kilogram of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine hydrochloride.

The investigation was conducted by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.

 

 

 

 

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