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Danbury Man Involved in Home Invasion Drug Robberies is Sentenced

JUL 11 (NEW HAVEN, Conn.) -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 Jordano Perdomo, 20, of Danbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his participation in two Danbury-area violent home invasion robberies of illegal drugs and drug trafficking proceeds.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in January 2013 the Danbury Police Department began investigating a narcotics trafficking network that maintained a series of drug distribution locations, known as trap houses, in Danbury, out of which members of the organization sold crack and heroin.  The organization also rented hotel rooms where they packaged and distributed narcotics.  During the investigation, law enforcement learned that the individuals who headed the drug trafficking ring had organized and committed armed home invasion robberies of marijuana dealers.

Perdomo participated in home invasion robberies on January 30 and February 14, 2013.  During both of these robberies, and a third in which Perdomo did not participate, several men wearing masks and armed with firearms forced entry into the residence of a known marijuana dealer.  Once inside, the perpetrators attempted to or did steal marijuana and cash.  In each instance, the perpetrators pistol whipped a victim and threatened to kill others within the home.

Perdomo brandished a BB gun during both of the robberies in which he participated.  During the robbery on February 14, Perdomo held a woman at gunpoint in her bedroom and threatened to harm her if she called the police.

Perdomo has been detained since his arrest on October 23, 2013.  On March 20, 2014, he pleaded guilty to one count of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of attempted interference with commerce by robbery.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office advocated for a sentence within the federal sentencing guidelines range of 70 to 87 months of imprisonment.

This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Task Force and the Danbury Police Department.  The DEA Task Force includes personnel from the New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, North Haven, Branford, Ansonia and Meriden Police Departments.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tracy Dayton and Vanessa Richards.

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