BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A 26-year old Bridgeport man was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in federal prison for his role in a drug robbery scheme.
Nelson Diaz was arrested by ATF agents in April 2014 for attempting to mount an armed robbery of a drug house in Bridgeport, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
Diaz's arrest was part of “Operation Samson,” an initiative by the ATF, Bridgeport and Fairfield police departments to crack down on violent criminals, illegal firearm possession and firearm trafficking.
He was one of seven men arrested on the way to commit the robbery. Others arrested included known local traffickers Carlos “Camby” Colon and Carlos “Joel” Colon, the U.S. attorney's office said.
Diaz pleaded guilty to violating his probation 11 days before the robbery attempt, and pleaded guilty in March on one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and one count of use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
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