Former Stamford Resident Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distributing Cocaine
|U.S. Attorney’s Office July 11, 2013|
Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Scott Veltri, 34, of New York, New York, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to six months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for distributing cocaine. Judge Hall also ordered Veltri to serve the first six months of his supervised release in home confinement and to forfeit $30,000.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2009 and 2010, Veltri, a former resident of Stamford, was part of a Fairfield County-based drug trafficking ring. The investigation, which included the use of court-authorized wiretaps and physical surveillance, revealed that Veltri acquired cocaine from his co-conspirators and sold it in smaller quantities to customers in Fairfield County.
On March 6, 2013, Veltri pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine.
This matter is being investigated by the FBI Fairfield County Organized Crime Task Force and the Stamford Police Department. The task force is composed of members of the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, the Stamford Police Department, the Bridgeport Police Department, and the Connecticut State Police.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Hal Chen.