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Four men sentenced for conspiracy to rob drug-traffickers

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida

MIAMI – On March 22, four defendants were sentenced to federal prison following their convictions for conspiracy to rob drug-traffickers of their narcotics, money, and other property.

Three of the defendants, Palacio Valdes Farley, aka BoBo, 43, Joassaint Josiah Aristil Jr., aka JoJo, 28, Jamar Brandon Nattiel, aka Debo and D-Boy, 47, were convicted by a jury in December 2023; the fourth defendant, Andrew Francois Martin, 31, pleaded guilty in November 2023. 

U.S. District Judge Roy K. Altman sentenced Farley, the leader of the conspiracy, to 240 months (20 years) in prison which will run consecutively to a 169-month (14 years) federal prison sentence for conspiracies to commit drug-trafficking and money laundering offenses that he is currently serving. 

Aristil was sentenced to 200 months (more than 16 years) in prison, to run consecutively to a 121-month (10 years) federal prison term for carjacking and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence that he is currently serving.

The court sentenced Nattiel to 188 months (more than 15 years) in prison.

Martin was sentenced to 210 months (more than 17 years) in prison, to run consecutively to a 25-year Florida state prison sentence he is serving for an armed robbery that Martin and Farley committed in Daytona Beach, Florida, in April 2017.

From May 22, 2016, until Dec. 11, 2017, Farley conspired with his co-defendants to rob drug-traffickers in California. On May 24, 2016, Farley, Martin, and other unindicted co-conspirators, committed an armed home invasion robbery of two drug-traffickers, in Van Nuys, California, during which both victims were shot multiple times.

On Dec. 5, 2017, at Farley’s direction, Aristil, Nattiel, co-defendants Karen Williams and Lisa Flood, and other co-conspirators, committed an armed home invasion robbery of a drug-trafficker in Orange County, California.  During the robbery, the drug-trafficker, and his wife, were restrained and held at gunpoint, while the robbers ransacked their house and stole narcotics, cash, and jewelry. Aristil, Nattiel, Williams, Flood, and another co-conspirator, then drove across the country to Miami Beach, Florida, where they delivered the stolen drugs to Farley, who was out on bond for state court charges and confined to his apartment on Collins Avenue.

U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey B. Veltri of FBI, Miami Field Office, and Sheriff Gregory Tony of the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) announced the sentences.

FBI, Miami Field Office and BSO investigated this case with assistance from the Lauderhill Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Daytona Beach Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dwayne E. Williams and Elena Smukler prosecuted the case.

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This prosecution is a part of the Justice’s Department’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) programs.

PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through the PSN program a broad spectrum of law enforcement and community stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs to reduce violence crime and gun violence, and to make our local neighborhoods safer for everyone.

OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs and transnational criminal organizations through a prosecutor-led and intelligence-driven approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.  Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or at, under case number 22-cr-20556.



Public Affairs Unit

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Southern District of Florida

Updated March 26, 2024

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