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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Convicted Felon from Clinton Indicted for Possession with Intent to Distribute Kilogram of Cocaine

BOSTON - A Clinton man previously convicted in a federal court of cocaine conspiracy was indicted today for again committing cocaine offenses.   

Emmanuelli Rojas-Moraza, 40, was indicted for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and use of a communications facility in connection with a narcotics offense.  According to the indictment, Rojas-Moraza used the U.S. mail to facilitate his cocaine offense.  

Because Rojas-Moraza has a prior drug conviction, the charge of possession with intent distribute 500 grams of cocaine provides for a sentence of 10 years to life in prison, a term of supervised release of eight years to life and a fine of $8 million.  The communications facility charges provides for a sentence of up to eight years in prison, a term of supervised release of up to three years and a fine of $250,000.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New England Division; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Joseph W. Cronin, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; and Chief Mark R. Laverdure of the Clinton Police Department and made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Mulcahy of Lelling’s Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Updated March 13, 2020