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New Haven Man Sentenced to 66 Months in Federal Prison for Drug Offense, Violating Supervised Release

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 24, 2014
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Deirdre M. Daly, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Marvin Ogman, 37, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 30 months of imprisonment for violating the terms and conditions of his supervised release from a previous federal conviction. Earlier this month, Ogman was sentenced to 36 months of imprisonment for using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense. The sentences will run consecutively.

In December 2005, Ogman was sentenced in federal court to 95 months of imprisonment, followed by six years of supervised release, for his role in a narcotics distribution conspiracy. He was released from federal prison in May 2011.

On April 9, 2012, a grand jury returned an indictment charging Ogman and 17 other individuals with narcotics distribution and related offenses stemming from an investigation conducted by the FBI New Haven Safe Streets Task Force, the New Haven Police Department, and the Connecticut State Police into drug distribution and related violence allegedly being committed by members and associates of the Grape Street Crips in New Haven. Two additional individuals were later charged in the case. During the investigation, Ogman was identified over a court-authorized wiretap arranging crack cocaine transactions with his nephew, Donald Ogman, who has been identified in court proceedings as the alleged leader of the Grape Street Crips.

On December 22, 2012, Ogman pleaded guilty to one count of using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense. On April 11, 2014, in Bridgeport, Senior U.S. District Judge Warren W. Eginton sentenced Ogman to 36 months of imprisonment.

Today, Chief Judge Hall ordered Ogman to serve a four-year term of supervised release after serving an effective sentence of 66 months of imprisonment.

Donald Ogman has pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

This matter was investigated by the FBI’s New Haven Safe Streets Task Force; the New Haven, Hamden, and Milford Police Departments; the Connecticut State Police; and the State of Connecticut Department of Correction. The investigation has been assisted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Westerly (Rhode Island) Police Department.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anthony E. Kaplan and H. Gordon Hall.