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East Hartford gang member rejects plea deal in fatal shooting (Hartford, CT): A reputed member of a Hartford street gang who has lived in East Hartford and is accused of murdering a member of a rival gang in 2008 rejected a plea bargain Friday in which he would have been convicted of a reduced charge and received an 18-year prison sentence.
Source: Journal Inquirer    Date: February 27, 2021

Hartford Gang Member Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Selling Fentanyl, Crack (Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ELIAS GUZMAN, also known as “Bebo” and “Fat Boy,” 29, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing fentanyl and crack cocaine.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 23, 2021

Indictment Charges 8 Gang Members with Drug Trafficking, Multiple Attempted Murders (New Haven, CT): As part of an ongoing investigation into gang-related drug trafficking and related violence in Bridgeport, a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned a superseding indictment charging eight Bridgeport gang members with conspiring to engage in a pattern of racketeering activity, including drug trafficking and multiple attempted murders.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 22, 2021

Gang Member Sentenced to More Than 7 Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Offenses (Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JASON FIGUEROA, also known as “Hood” and “Hoodie,” 31, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley to 87 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for crack cocaine distribution and firearm possession offenses.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 17, 2021

Hartford Gang Member Sentenced to 18 Years in Federal Prison for Drug and Firearm Offenses (Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RICARDO REYES, also known as “Rick the Ruler,” 41, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 216 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for trafficking narcotics and firearms.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 11, 2021

Gang Member Sentenced to 46 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Fentanyl (New Haven, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Anthony Esposito, also known as “Mafia,” 52, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for narcotics trafficking and firearm possession offenses.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 9, 2021

Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Possession and Drug Distribution Charges (Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that GLADSTONE BENJAMIN, JR., 29, of Hartford, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley to drug distribution and firearm possession offenses.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 9, 2021

New Haven targets 'violent street groups' amid uptick in shootings (New Haven, CT): Project Longevity’s Achilles “Archie” Generoso says the anti-violence group’s message is consistent. “We want you to stay alive; we want you to prosper,” said Generoso, a former New Haven assistant police chief who helped launch Project Longevity and recently returned as statewide director of the organization.
Source: Greenwich Time    Date: January 28, 2021

New Haven Man Sentenced for Role in Drug Ring (New Haven, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TYRESE STANLEY, also known as “Scoot,” 30, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny to 21 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for his role in a New Haven-based drug trafficking ring.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 26, 2021

Hartford Man Sentenced to Prison for Fentanyl and Crack Distribution Offenses (Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that NATHANIEL DeJESUS, 21, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for fentanyl and crack cocaine distribution offenses.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 25, 2021

Indictment Charges Bridgeport Gang Members with Drug Trafficking, Committing 4 Murders (Bridgeport, CT): As part of an ongoing investigation into gang-related drug trafficking and related violence in Bridgeport, a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment charging four Bridgeport men with conspiring to engage in a pattern of racketeering activity, including drug trafficking, murder and attempted murder.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 22, 2021

2020 Violence Worst Since 2012 (Nw Haven, CT): New Haven in 2020 recorded the highest number of homicides, non-fatal shooting victims, and confirmed shots in nearly a decade. Police brass revealed the numbers on Thursday and sought to put last year’s surge in violence in context — by looking at a regional (and national) spike in crime, an increase in prison releases and gang activity, and impacts of Covid-19.
Source: New Haven Independent    Date: January 7, 2021

Gang Member Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Selling Fentanyl and Crack in East Hartford (East Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSE RESTREPO, also known as “Crack Baby,” 39, of East Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing fentanyl and crack cocaine. Judge Meyer also ordered Restrepo to serve the first six months his supervised release in home confinement.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 7, 2021

New Haven-Area Drug Dealer with Long Criminal History Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Prison (New Haven, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that FRANK CARR, also known as “FL,” 53, of Hamden, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny to 126 months of imprisonment, followed by eight years of supervised release, for distributing narcotics, and for violating the conditions of his supervised release that followed a prior federal narcotics conviction.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 14, 2020

Court reverses murder conviction: Gang leader, grad of South Windsor High, may get a new trial (Hartford, CT): Signaling a willingness to reconsider the reliability of ballistics evidence in light of national scientific reports questioning it, the state Supreme Court on Friday reversed the murder conviction of Donald Raynor, a South Windsor High School graduate and reputed one-time leader of the violent Money Green Bedroc gang in Hartford.
Source: Journal Inquirer    Date: December 7, 2020

Court overturns murder conviction of reputed gang leader (Hartford, CT): The Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday overturned the murder conviction of a reputed Hartford gang leader and ordered a new trial in connection with drive-by killing in 2007. Justices said in a 6-0 ruling that the judge in the trial of Donald Raynor improperly denied his request for a hearing to challenge the reliability of ballistics evidence in the case.
Source: The Hour    Date: December 4, 2020

Mother of Manchester commuter lot homicide victim speaks out on the gang-related incident (Manchester, CT): The man accused of a deadly shooting at a Manchester commuter lot this summer was caught late Saturday night and arraigned in court Monday morning.
Source: WTIC FOX61 News    Date: November 23, 2020

Reputed Springfield gang member held on $2M bond for Manchester commuter lot shooting that killed two (Vernon, CT): An alleged member of a Springfield gang, charged with killing an apparent rival gang member and a passenger in an SUV in early August during an impromptu car meetup at a Manchester commuter lot, was held on $2 million bond after a brief appearance Monday before a Rockville judge.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: November 23, 2020

Hearing held for convicted killer of Meriden teen in ’97 (Meriden, CT): A man convicted in connection with the murder of a local 16-year-old in 1997 filed a motion seeking to be released from custody because of health problems.
Source: myrecordjournal.com    Date: November 20, 2020

Former gang member and community center teaming up to curb gang violence in Meriden (Meriden, CT): Meriden has been stinging from a recent uptick in shootings. Police Chief Roberto Rosado has attributed the uptick to gang violence. The Meriden Police Department has teamed up with Waterbury police and the FBI to address gang violence in the region.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: October 27, 2020

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