JUL 13 (NEWARK, N.J.) -Michael J. Ferguson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Dominick Ribustello, 53, of the Bronx, N.Y., was sentenced yesterday by Senior U.S. District Judge Warren W. Eginton in Bridgeport to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for trafficking cocaine.
This matter stems from a year-long investigation headed by the DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and Norwalk Police Department into the distribution of oxycodone, cocaine and marijuana in Fairfield County. Sixteen individuals were charged and convicted as a result of this investigation.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Ribustello regularly supplied distribution quantities of cocaine to co-defendants Alfred Catino of Danbury and Konstantinos Zografidis of Norwalk.
Ribustello was arrested on June 5, 2012. On March 18, 2014, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine.
Catino and Zografidis have pleaded guilty and await sentencing. This matter was investigated by the DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and the Norwalk Police Department, with assistance provided by the Connecticut State Police and the Bridgeport, Stamford, Stratford and Westport Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted Assistant U.S. Attorneys Vanessa Richards and Michael Runowicz.