Man Sentenced to Over 5 Years in Federal Prison
Boston, MA... A resident of Revere was sentenced Tuesday, March 23, 2004, in federal court for participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine in the Revere- Malden area.
Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge of the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan announced that ANTHONY J. CARRILLO, age 53, formerly residing in the Sea View Towers located at 510- 515 Revere Beach Boulevard, Revere, was sentenced by Senior U. S. District Judge Morris E. Lasker to 5 years and 3 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release.
CARRILLO pleaded guilty on December 12, 2002 to a federal indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, as well as with several counts of distribution of cocaine.
At the earlier plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that, had the case proceeded to trial, the Government’s evidence would have proven that CARRILLO and his brother, Salvatore “Rudy” Carrillo controlled a cocaine distribution ring that was responsible for daily sales of cocaine to numerous customers in the areas of Revere, East Boston, and Malden. The ring included CARRILLO’s nephew, Jason Carrillo, as well as Jason Carrillo’s girlfriend, Jill Parker. On numerous occasions from January 2001 to February 2003, CARRILLO and/ or his brother sold quantities of cocaine to a cooperating witness who was working with the DEA.
The government also presented evidence that CARRILLO used his income from drug sales to finance his lavish lifestyle, including the purchase of a Mercedes Benz, two Cadillacs, vacation trips to Florida and elsewhere, and two condominiums at the Sea View Towers on Revere Beach. The net proceeds from the sale of one of the condominiums is being forfeited to the government. CARRILLO also used drug proceeds to start up and operate a pool hall business, known at various times as Miss Cue Billiards or Miss Q2 Billiards, located on Broadway in Malden. In February 2003, CARRILLO and his brother were arrested inside their pool hall business, four other defendants were arrested, and five federal search warrants were executed at CARRILLO’s condominium and other locations in Revere, Malden, and Lynn.
CARRILLO was held in federal custody without bail after his arrest.
Earlier this year, another defendant, Luis Fernando Macias- Villa, was sentenced to 6 ½ years’ imprisonment and Jill Parker was sentenced to time served and 3 years of supervised release. Three other defendants, Salvatore “Rudy” Carrillo, Jason Carrillo, and Edward Portalla, are scheduled to go to trial in April.
The case was investigated by the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration in cooperation with the Revere Police Department.