Leader of Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Organization with Ties to Mexican Cartel Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison
BOSTON – A Medford man, and co-defendant of former NHL player Kevin Stevens, was sentenced in federal court in Boston today in connection with an oxycodone conspiracy.
Christopher Alonardo, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to 18 months in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $10,000. In December 2016, Alonardo pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute oxycodone and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. On May 4, 2017, co-defendant and former NHL player Kevin Stevens was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay a fine of $10,000.
From approximately August 2015 through March 2016, Stevens and Alonardo conspired to distribute oxycodone in southeastern Massachusetts and the Boston area. Stevens supplied wholesale quantities of oxycodone to Alonardo who resold the drugs. On Nov. 5, 2015, Stevens was stopped by police and found in possession of 175 30mg pills of oxycodone that were intended for redistribution by Alonardo.
Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, made the announcement today. The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation, the Massachusetts Department of Correction, and the Boston, Medford and Quincy Police Departments provided assistance with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy E. Moran of Weinreb’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit prosecuted the case.