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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Crack Cocaine

Boston – Dmitri Major, 37, pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine after being indicted in June 2014.  U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled sentencing for Sept. 3, 2015.

On Oct. 9 and 17, 2013, Major sold crack cocaine to an undercover law enforcement officer next to the Indian Motorcycle Building in Springfield.

The charging statute provides a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, five years of supervised release, and a fine of $1 million.  Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, and Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin O’Regan, Chief of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.

Updated May 19, 2015