New Haven, Apr 27 (IBNS) David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, on Friday announced that Elliot Chiappetta, 61, of Stamford, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for distributing cocaine.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Chiappetta was part of a drug trafficking ring based in Stamford in 2009 and 2010.
The investigation, which included the use of court-authorized wiretaps and physical surveillance, revealed that Chiappetta and his co-conspirators acquired cocaine and sold it in smaller quantities to customers in Fairfield County.
In April 2010, Chiappetta traveled with a co-conspirator to southern Florida to obtain a kilogram of cocaine from their source of supply.
On January 28, 2013, Chiappetta pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 500 grams or more of cocaine.