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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 1, 2016

Hartford Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Distributing Crack

Deirdre M. Daly, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSHUA ACOFF, also known as "Fat Boy," 27, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 84 months of imprisonment for distributing crack cocaine, and an additional 12 months of imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release that followed a prior federal conviction.  Upon completion of his prison term, ACOFF will be placed on supervised release for four years.

This matter stems from a joint investigation by the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force and the Hartford Police Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics Unit into gang-related narcotics trafficking in Hartford’s North End. 

On May 5, 2016, ACOFF pleaded guilty to one count of possessing with intent to distribute, and distribution of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Correction.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian P. Leaming.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated August 5, 2016