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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

Monday, July 13, 2015

Italian Fugitive Sentenced To Nine Years In Federal Prison On Drug Charges

Tampa, FL – U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven has sentenced Luciano Angrilli (39) to nine years in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. He pleaded guilty to the charges on December 22, 2006, and subsequently fled the United States to Italy.

According to court documents, Angrilli met with a DEA confidential source for the purpose of purchasing 10 kilograms of cocaine.  Angrilli negotiated the purchase and delivery of the cocaine. He also facilitated the laundering of the monetary proceeds received by the confidential source.

Subsequent to his arrest, Angrilli was released on bond conditions.  After pleading guilty to the conspiracy charge, he fled the United States to Italy. In March 2014, Angrilli was arrested in the Netherlands by Royal Military Police.  He had in his possession fraudulent identification documents and was using a false identity.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys James A. Muench and Stacie B. Harris.

Drug Trafficking
Updated July 13, 2015