DANBURY, Conn. -- A 20-year-old Danbury man will serve 30 months in federal prison for his participation in two violent Danbury-area home invasion robberies that netted illegal drugs and drug-trafficking proceeds, according to the U.S. attorney in Connecticut.
Jordano Perdomo was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport.
He will serve three years of supervised release after he completes his prison term, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly in a statement.
Perdomo participated in home invasion robberies on Jan. 30 and Feb. 14, 2013, according to court documents.
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, the documents stated.
Perdomo brandished a BB gun during both of the robberies in which he participated. During the Feb. 14 robbery he held a woman at gunpoint in her bedroom and threatened to harm her if she called police, according to the documents.
Once inside the robbers took marijuana and cash, pistol-whipped a victim and threatened to kill others within the home, court documents stated.
Perdomo has been detained since his arrest on Oct. 23, 2013. On March 20, 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 had requested a prison sentence within the federal sentencing guidelines range of 70 to 87 months.
According to court documents and witness testimony, the Danbury Police Department began investigating a narcotics-trafficking network in January 2013 that maintained a series of drug distribution locations, known as trap houses, in Danbury.
Network members sold crack cocaine and heroin out of the trap houses. They also rented hotel rooms where they packaged and distributed narcotics.
During the investigation, law enforcement learned people who headed the network had organized and committed armed home invasion robberies of marijuana dealers.