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District of Connecticut

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hartford Man Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Violating Conditions of Supervised Release

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that FREDDIE GONZALEZ, 34, of Hartford, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 33 months of imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release that followed a 2007 conviction for drug and firearm offenses.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 9, 2007, GONZALEZ was sentenced in New Haven federal court to 235 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”), and unlawful possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon.

GONZALEZ had been charged after an investigation into narcotics trafficking and associated violence being committed by the “South Marshall Street Crew” in Hartford.  GONZALEZ, who had prior felony convictions for both possession and sale of narcotics, and unlawful possession of a firearm, was arrested on October 12, 2005, when he was found in possession of approximately 9.5 grams of crack cocaine and a loaded semi-automatic 9-millimeter pistol.

Due to changes in the federal crack cocaine sentencing guidelines, GONZALEZ twice had his sentence reduced.  In August 2008, GONZALEZ’s sentence was reduced to 188 months of imprisonment and, in November 2011, his sentence was reduced to 130 months of imprisonment.

GONZALEZ was released from federal prison in September 2015 and began serving his four-year term of supervised release.

In May 2016 and again in July 2016, GONZALEZ was arrested on state drug charges.  He subsequently received a two-year sentence in state court on a conviction for sale of narcotics.

Judge Covello ordered GONZALEZ to serve the 33-month federal sentence after he completes his two-year state sentence.  GONZALEZ will serve an additional two years of supervised release when he is released from federal prison.

This matter was investigated by the Hartford Police Department, Connecticut State Police and U.S. Probation Office.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert M. Spector.

Drug Trafficking
Updated November 17, 2016