FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2006
Woman Pleads Guilty To Federal Cocaine Distribution Charge
June W. Stansbury,
Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New
England and Kevin J. O’Connor, United States Attorney for the
District of Connecticut, today announced that ANNE IANNIELLO, age 41,
formerly of 409 Brewster Street, Bridgeport, pleaded guilty yesterday,
July 13, before United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New
Haven to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute,
According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, between
July 2003 and June 30, 2005, IANNIELLO conspired to possess 500 grams or more
of cocaine, which she then distributed. In pleading guilty, IANNIELLO admitted
that purchased cocaine from three different sources and resold the cocaine
to support her cocaine addition.
The evidence establishing IANNIELLO’s participation in the conspiracy
included tape recordings of phone conversations, videotapes of cocaine purchases
and statements of cooperating witnesses.
Judge Kravitz has scheduled sentencing for October 5, 2006, at which time IANNIELLO
faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years, a maximum term
of 40 years and a fine of up to $2,000,000.
This matter was investigated
by the Drug Enforcement Administration.