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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 26, 2016

11 Alleged Members of a Drug Trafficking Organization Charged in Federal Court

Brought Cocaine and Heroin into Montgomery County Area from New Jersey

Greenbelt, Maryland – A federal grand jury indicted 11 defendants, including four family members, for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute drugs:

            Mario Finesse Wright, a/k/a Super and Finesse, age 27, of New Jersey;
            Nikko Taylor Wright, age 25, of Germantown, Maryland;
            Clayton Dion Hollywood Wright, a/k/a Hollywood, and Harrison Wright, age 22, of New Jersey;
            Maximillan Kabir Bradford Wright, age 21, of New Jersey;
            Shahryar Talebi-Nejad, a/k/a Skeet, age 27, of North Potomac, Maryland;
            Matthew Joseph Hochman, a/k/a Greasy, age 28, of Gaithersburg, Maryland;
            Daniel Rocco Famulare, age 28, of Gaithersburg, Maryland;
            Brandon Alexander Ade, age 24, of Germantown, Maryland;
            Arian Siasi, a/k/a The Prince of Persia, age 25, of Silver Spring, Maryland;
            Ilya Bechutsky, age 29, of Boyds, Maryland; and
            Terrence Devon Taylor, a/k/a Scoop, and T, age 27, of Clinton, Maryland.

The indictment was returned yesterday and unsealed today upon the arrests of the defendants and the execution of search warrants at over 20 locations in Maryland and New Jersey by over 250 members of law enforcement.

The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; Special Agent in Charge Carl J. Kotowski of the Drug Enforcement Administration – New Jersey Field Division; and Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department.

According to the indictment and evidence presented to the court, from at least March 2014 to May 2016, the defendants conspired to distribute heroin and cocaine.  The government contends that the three New Jersey-based brothers, Mario, Clayton, and Max Wright, supplied their Maryland-based brother, Nikko Wright, with large quantities of heroin and cocaine over the course of several years, and that Nikko Wright in turn distributed those drugs to a network of dealers in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

The Wright brothers, Shahryar Talebi-Nejad, and Matthew Hochman, all face sentences of up to 40 years in prison, with a mandatory minimum of five years.  The other defendants all face sentences of up to 20 years in prison. Initial appearances are being held today in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. 

An indictment is not a finding of guilt.  An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings. 

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the DEA and the Montgomery County Police Department for their work in the investigation.  U.S. Attorney Rosenstein also recognized the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the United States Marshal Service, Calvert County Police Department, Howard County Police Department and Prince George's County Police Department for their assistance. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael T. Packard and Ray D. McKenzie, who are prosecuting this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated May 26, 2016