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Newark man sentenced to 75 months in prison for role in drug conspiracy



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2012


 

NEWARK, N.J. – Enrique Done of Newark, N.J., was sentenced today to 75 months in prison for his involvement in a conspiracy that stored heroin in Newark for distribution in New Jersey and Philadelphia, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Done, 37, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares to a Superseding Information charging him with one count of conspiracy to possess heroin with intent to distribute. Judge Linares imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in the two related cases and statements made in court:

Enrique Done admitted he agreed with his brother, Juan Carlos Done, and others to possess with intent to distribute heroin and other drugs. As part of the conspiracy, Enrique Done made numerous telephone calls to co-conspirators in order to obtain the heroin. He traveled from Essex County, N.J., to Philadelphia to distribute heroin on multiple occasions and used a house located in Newark, N.J., to store and distribute heroin.

Done’s brother, Juan Carlos Done, 42, entered a guilty plea on Oct. 17, 2011, to one count of a Second Superseding Indictment, admitting his role in laundering the proceeds of drug trafficking. Juan Carlos Done admitted he agreed to conduct financial transactions with drug proceeds in a manner intended to conceal the source of the funds. As part of the conspiracy, he and other persons made anonymous cash deposits of drug proceeds into various bank accounts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. The amount of these deposits was intended to avoid federal transaction reporting requirements. Juan Carlos Done subsequently conducted transactions using the bank accounts containing these laundered drug proceeds.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Linares sentenced Enrique Done to four years of supervised release.

Sentencing for Juan Carlos Done is currently scheduled for June 27, 2012.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents, task force officers, and analysts of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian R. Crowell in Newark; special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge JoAnn S. Zuniga; deputy U.S. Marshals for the District of New Jersey under the direction of U.S. Marshal Juan Mattos Jr.; and federal, state, and local law enforcement officials in New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas for the investigation.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall Cook and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Toscano of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.

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Defense counsel: Roy Greenman Esq., Union, N.J.

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