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HYANNIS FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE 3 FISHERMEN AFTER CANOE FLIPS
Sunday August 14, 2022
[HFD PRESS RELEASE ? 8/14/2022] ?At 05:48hrs the Hyannis Fire Department and Barnstable Police Department were dispatched to the area of the Hyannisport Jetty for a flipped over canoe with 3 people in the water with no life jackets. Car 1, Car 3, Car 9, Marine 1, Marine 3, and Ambulance 1 responded. On arrival, crews found 3 fisherman around 200 yards off Eugenia Fortes beach. Marine 3 removed the 3 fisherman from the water and brought them to the Hyannisport Docks to be evaluated by Ambulance 1. None of the fisherman required transport to the hospital. Marine 1 secured and dewatered the canoe so Marine 3 could bring the canoe back to shore for the 3 fisherman. The Hyannis Fire Department would like to remind boaters that it's extremely important to have life vests on at all times while in the water.The post HYANNIS FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE 3 FISHERMEN AFTER CANOE FLIPS first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
HN PHOTOS: Centerville male arrested on suspicion of driving drunk after allegedly leaving crash scene?
Saturday August 13, 2022
  CENTERVILLE ?  Barnstable Police responded to Lumbert Mill Road, just north of Nye Road, early this morning after a caller heard a loud crash near his home.  It turned out to be single vehicle crash into guardrails on both side of Lumbert Mill Road.  All the airbags inside the vehicle had deployed from the force of the crash.  The driver was nowhere to be found and the doors to vehicle were all locked.  After a computer check, officers learned the registered owner of the vehicle lived a number of blocks away on James Otis Road.  Officers located an adult male at the James Otis Road address and placed him under arrest for suspicion of drunk driving, negligent operation and leaving the scene? No further details were available at the time of this report? *  The initial details contained in the above report are based on police radio transmissions and information on scene. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. The post HN PHOTOS: Centerville male arrested on suspicion of driving drunk after allegedly leaving crash scene? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
HN PHOTOS: Woman strikes pole, arrested on suspicion of driving drunk?
Saturday August 13, 2022
  HYANNIS ?  Barnstable Police responded to South Street, just east of the intersection with Sea Street last evening after a vehicle struck a utility pole.  The driver, a female, was evaluated and released by Hyannis Rescue.  She was eventually arrested on the suspicion of driving drunk.  No further details available at the time of this report. *  The initial details contained in the above report are based on police radio transmissions and information on scene. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. The post HN PHOTOS: Woman strikes pole, arrested on suspicion of driving drunk? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  WATCH ***  Officers investigating report of male allegedly trying to enter teen's bedroom window?
Saturday August 13, 2022
  HYANNIS ?  A 15-year-old girl could barely breathe from the terror of allegedly just witnessing a man attempting to break into her bedroom through the window this morning ? at least that's what was reported. A mother, also seemingly overwrought with fear, did her best in emerging English to tell officers about what had just occurred, as a Barnstable Police Patrolwoman arrived to translate. The call came in around 1:30 a.m. and BPD squad cars instantly flew toward the family's home on Yarmouth Road. Under the circumstances, the response couldn't have been more efficient. Officers on scene were able to calm the mom and gather as many details known to her at that moment. Other officers fanned-out, searching surrounding streets. A Hyannis Fire Department rescue ambulance was called for the 15-year-old who was reportedly hyperventilating, apparently from the sudden shock of the alleged encounter. A description was put out regarding a man fleeing toward Main Street, wearing a ?neon? blue or green shirt ? but nothing more than that. A neon shirt shouldn't have been too hard to spot if he still had it on? but despite the timely response and saturation of the area, cops were unable to capture the alleged male intruder. The 15-year-old was not transported to the hospital and officers remained on scene for a period of time attempting to gather details that added up? According to sources, it's uncertain what actually occurred this morning. Was the alleged male a stranger? Or was the alleged male somehow known to the teenager? It was an alarming scene, nonetheless. But what actually occurred? Police still have many unanswered questions? and HN will provide official updates should any present themselves? [HN VIDEO ? PRESS PLAY] * The initial details contained in the above report are based on police radio transmissions and information on scene. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. P.S. ? Today's Hytown Vignette is a brought to you by Frank Sinatra? [CLICK IT/CRANK IT!]   * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  WATCH ***  Officers investigating report of male allegedly trying to enter teen's bedroom window? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
Barnstable Police looking for missing 20-year-old Hyannis woman
Friday August 12, 2022
HYANNIS ? Barnstable Police are looking for Alyssa Cormier, last Seen in Hyannis on July 18, 2022. Ms. Cormier is a white female, 20-years-old, who is 5'4?, 100 lbs. with blond hair and hazel eyes. If you have an information please contact Detective Jackson at 774-487-6354 or the Barnstable Police Department at 508-778-3874. The post Barnstable Police looking for missing 20-year-old Hyannis woman appeared first on CapeCod.com.
***  WATCH ***  HYANNIS MALE ACCUSED OF TRYING TO STEAL POT PLANTS & THREATENING MAN WITH GARDEN SHEARS
Friday August 12, 2022
  HYANNIS ? A 57-year-old Hyannis male allegedly threatened a man with garden shears and tried to steal his outdoor pot plants early this morning, according to sources on scene. Around 6:00 a.m. this morning, Barnstable Police patrol officers responded a residence in the area of West Main Street after a resident encountered an unknown male in his yard allegedly threatening him with garden shears. Officers caught up to the suspect in a wooded area to the rear of the Cape Cod Melody Tent. The investigating officer on scene radioed there was probable cause to arrest the male for the alleged Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (garden shears). The man who called police had video evidence, but it's unknown what was captured on the video. A member of the Sheriff's Crime Scene Unit responded to collect evidence. While being led to a police cruiser under arrest, the suspect openly welcomed media attention. It sounded like he wanted to tell his side of the story, but it remains uncertain what his side of the story could be in this particular situation. (HN will provide updates when they become available.) During the investigation, officers were discussing the possibility of additional charges. The investigation is ongoing. And it remains uncertain whether the suspect actually damaged any of the marijuana plants? The following HN Video highlights the suspect being taken into custody shortly after officers arrived to investigate. [HN VIDEO ? PRESS PLAY] * The initial details contained in the above report are based on police radio transmissions and information on scene. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. P.S. ? Today's Hytown Vignette is a brought to you by Peter Tosh? [CLICK IT/CRANK IT!]   * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  WATCH ***  HYANNIS MALE ACCUSED OF TRYING TO STEAL POT PLANTS & THREATENING MAN WITH GARDEN SHEARS first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE H
Friday August 12, 2022
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT] ? A Pawtucket, R.I. man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to a violent kidnapping and witness retaliation and intimidation scheme. Anthony Basilici, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2022. Basilici was charged along with 12 co-conspirators in a superseding indictment in March 2020. ?The defendant's conduct is nothing short of horrifying. Mr. Basilici actively and willingly participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who he wrongly believed was working with law enforcement. Additionally, he possessed a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the heroin trafficking conspiracy that he was involved in,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is another example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our communities. Pursuing drug traffickers and violent criminals is a top priority of my administration. We will find and prosecute those who threaten the health and safety of our communities. They will be removed from the neighborhoods they terrorize and harm.? ?As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun and physical violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to happen. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.? This case arose from a 2018 investigation into a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Cape Cod area. According to court documents, in 2019, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod drug trafficking organization (DTO), allegedly led by Edwin Otero. It is alleged that Otero and his co-conspirators distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville and Osterville as well as Pawtucket, R.I. Interceptions from Otero's phone identified Basilici as a key member of the DTO. On May 8, 2019, Basilici and, allegedly, others were involved in a shooting at a co-conspirator's residence related to a drug debt allegedly owed Otero. Basilici was intercepted as he discussed hiding in the woods after the shooting, and changing his phone number to avoid arrest. Intercepted communications showed Basilici and, allegedly, others speaking in code about finding and hiding guns used in the shooting. Additionally, according to court documents, in April 2019, Basilici's co-conspirators lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted and threatened to rape him, and then took his clothing and cell telephone. The purpose of this kidnapping and assault was to retaliate against the victim because the co-conspirators erroneously believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, and the assailants repeatedly yelled at the victim for being a ?rat.? Basilici, for his part, video recorded the assault?which lasted over 18 minutes. Basilici provided this video to Otero, who further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping by sharing the video with numerous others. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim, or informant provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. ### * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE HIM? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE H
Friday August 12, 2022
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT] ? A Pawtucket, R.I. man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to a violent kidnapping and witness retaliation and intimidation scheme. Anthony Basilici, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2022. Basilici was charged along with 12 co-conspirators in a superseding indictment in March 2020. ?The defendant's conduct is nothing short of horrifying. Mr. Basilici actively and willingly participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who he wrongly believed was working with law enforcement. Additionally, he possessed a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the heroin trafficking conspiracy that he was involved in,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is another example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our communities. Pursuing drug traffickers and violent criminals is a top priority of my administration. We will find and prosecute those who threaten the health and safety of our communities. They will be removed from the neighborhoods they terrorize and harm.? ?As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun and physical violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to happen. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.? This case arose from a 2018 investigation into a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Cape Cod area. According to court documents, in 2019, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod drug trafficking organization (DTO), allegedly led by Edwin Otero. It is alleged that Otero and his co-conspirators distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville and Osterville as well as Pawtucket, R.I. Interceptions from Otero's phone identified Basilici as a key member of the DTO. On May 8, 2019, Basilici and, allegedly, others were involved in a shooting at a co-conspirator's residence related to a drug debt allegedly owed Otero. Basilici was intercepted as he discussed hiding in the woods after the shooting, and changing his phone number to avoid arrest. Intercepted communications showed Basilici and, allegedly, others speaking in code about finding and hiding guns used in the shooting. Additionally, according to court documents, in April 2019, Basilici's co-conspirators lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted and threatened to rape him, and then took his clothing and cell telephone. The purpose of this kidnapping and assault was to retaliate against the victim because the co-conspirators erroneously believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, and the assailants repeatedly yelled at the victim for being a ?rat.? Basilici, for his part, video recorded the assault?which lasted over 18 minutes. Basilici provided this video to Otero, who further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping by sharing the video with numerous others. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim, or informant provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. ### * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE HIM? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE H
Friday August 12, 2022
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT] ? A Pawtucket, R.I. man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to a violent kidnapping and witness retaliation and intimidation scheme. Anthony Basilici, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2022. Basilici was charged along with 12 co-conspirators in a superseding indictment in March 2020. ?The defendant's conduct is nothing short of horrifying. Mr. Basilici actively and willingly participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who he wrongly believed was working with law enforcement. Additionally, he possessed a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the heroin trafficking conspiracy that he was involved in,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is another example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our communities. Pursuing drug traffickers and violent criminals is a top priority of my administration. We will find and prosecute those who threaten the health and safety of our communities. They will be removed from the neighborhoods they terrorize and harm.? ?As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun and physical violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to happen. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.? This case arose from a 2018 investigation into a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Cape Cod area. According to court documents, in 2019, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod drug trafficking organization (DTO), allegedly led by Edwin Otero. It is alleged that Otero and his co-conspirators distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville and Osterville as well as Pawtucket, R.I. Interceptions from Otero's phone identified Basilici as a key member of the DTO. On May 8, 2019, Basilici and, allegedly, others were involved in a shooting at a co-conspirator's residence related to a drug debt allegedly owed Otero. Basilici was intercepted as he discussed hiding in the woods after the shooting, and changing his phone number to avoid arrest. Intercepted communications showed Basilici and, allegedly, others speaking in code about finding and hiding guns used in the shooting. Additionally, according to court documents, in April 2019, Basilici's co-conspirators lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted and threatened to rape him, and then took his clothing and cell telephone. The purpose of this kidnapping and assault was to retaliate against the victim because the co-conspirators erroneously believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, and the assailants repeatedly yelled at the victim for being a ?rat.? Basilici, for his part, video recorded the assault?which lasted over 18 minutes. Basilici provided this video to Otero, who further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping by sharing the video with numerous others. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim, or informant provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. ### * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE HIM? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE H
Friday August 12, 2022
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT] ? A Pawtucket, R.I. man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to a violent kidnapping and witness retaliation and intimidation scheme. Anthony Basilici, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2022. Basilici was charged along with 12 co-conspirators in a superseding indictment in March 2020. ?The defendant's conduct is nothing short of horrifying. Mr. Basilici actively and willingly participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who he wrongly believed was working with law enforcement. Additionally, he possessed a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the heroin trafficking conspiracy that he was involved in,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is another example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our communities. Pursuing drug traffickers and violent criminals is a top priority of my administration. We will find and prosecute those who threaten the health and safety of our communities. They will be removed from the neighborhoods they terrorize and harm.? ?As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun and physical violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to happen. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.? This case arose from a 2018 investigation into a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Cape Cod area. According to court documents, in 2019, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod drug trafficking organization (DTO), allegedly led by Edwin Otero. It is alleged that Otero and his co-conspirators distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville and Osterville as well as Pawtucket, R.I. Interceptions from Otero's phone identified Basilici as a key member of the DTO. On May 8, 2019, Basilici and, allegedly, others were involved in a shooting at a co-conspirator's residence related to a drug debt allegedly owed Otero. Basilici was intercepted as he discussed hiding in the woods after the shooting, and changing his phone number to avoid arrest. Intercepted communications showed Basilici and, allegedly, others speaking in code about finding and hiding guns used in the shooting. Additionally, according to court documents, in April 2019, Basilici's co-conspirators lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted and threatened to rape him, and then took his clothing and cell telephone. The purpose of this kidnapping and assault was to retaliate against the victim because the co-conspirators erroneously believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, and the assailants repeatedly yelled at the victim for being a ?rat.? Basilici, for his part, video recorded the assault?which lasted over 18 minutes. Basilici provided this video to Otero, who further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping by sharing the video with numerous others. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim, or informant provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. ### * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE HIM? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE H
Friday August 12, 2022
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT] ? A Pawtucket, R.I. man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to a violent kidnapping and witness retaliation and intimidation scheme. Anthony Basilici, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2022. Basilici was charged along with 12 co-conspirators in a superseding indictment in March 2020. ?The defendant's conduct is nothing short of horrifying. Mr. Basilici actively and willingly participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who he wrongly believed was working with law enforcement. Additionally, he possessed a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the heroin trafficking conspiracy that he was involved in,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is another example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our communities. Pursuing drug traffickers and violent criminals is a top priority of my administration. We will find and prosecute those who threaten the health and safety of our communities. They will be removed from the neighborhoods they terrorize and harm.? ?As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun and physical violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to happen. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.? This case arose from a 2018 investigation into a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Cape Cod area. According to court documents, in 2019, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod drug trafficking organization (DTO), allegedly led by Edwin Otero. It is alleged that Otero and his co-conspirators distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville and Osterville as well as Pawtucket, R.I. Interceptions from Otero's phone identified Basilici as a key member of the DTO. On May 8, 2019, Basilici and, allegedly, others were involved in a shooting at a co-conspirator's residence related to a drug debt allegedly owed Otero. Basilici was intercepted as he discussed hiding in the woods after the shooting, and changing his phone number to avoid arrest. Intercepted communications showed Basilici and, allegedly, others speaking in code about finding and hiding guns used in the shooting. Additionally, according to court documents, in April 2019, Basilici's co-conspirators lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted and threatened to rape him, and then took his clothing and cell telephone. The purpose of this kidnapping and assault was to retaliate against the victim because the co-conspirators erroneously believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, and the assailants repeatedly yelled at the victim for being a ?rat.? Basilici, for his part, video recorded the assault?which lasted over 18 minutes. Basilici provided this video to Otero, who further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping by sharing the video with numerous others. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim, or informant provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. ### * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE HIM? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE H
Friday August 12, 2022
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT] ? A Pawtucket, R.I. man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to a violent kidnapping and witness retaliation and intimidation scheme. Anthony Basilici, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2022. Basilici was charged along with 12 co-conspirators in a superseding indictment in March 2020. ?The defendant's conduct is nothing short of horrifying. Mr. Basilici actively and willingly participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who he wrongly believed was working with law enforcement. Additionally, he possessed a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the heroin trafficking conspiracy that he was involved in,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is another example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our communities. Pursuing drug traffickers and violent criminals is a top priority of my administration. We will find and prosecute those who threaten the health and safety of our communities. They will be removed from the neighborhoods they terrorize and harm.? ?As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun and physical violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to happen. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.? This case arose from a 2018 investigation into a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Cape Cod area. According to court documents, in 2019, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod drug trafficking organization (DTO), allegedly led by Edwin Otero. It is alleged that Otero and his co-conspirators distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville and Osterville as well as Pawtucket, R.I. Interceptions from Otero's phone identified Basilici as a key member of the DTO. On May 8, 2019, Basilici and, allegedly, others were involved in a shooting at a co-conspirator's residence related to a drug debt allegedly owed Otero. Basilici was intercepted as he discussed hiding in the woods after the shooting, and changing his phone number to avoid arrest. Intercepted communications showed Basilici and, allegedly, others speaking in code about finding and hiding guns used in the shooting. Additionally, according to court documents, in April 2019, Basilici's co-conspirators lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted and threatened to rape him, and then took his clothing and cell telephone. The purpose of this kidnapping and assault was to retaliate against the victim because the co-conspirators erroneously believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, and the assailants repeatedly yelled at the victim for being a ?rat.? Basilici, for his part, video recorded the assault?which lasted over 18 minutes. Basilici provided this video to Otero, who further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping by sharing the video with numerous others. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim, or informant provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. ### * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE HIM? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE H
Friday August 12, 2022
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT] ? A Pawtucket, R.I. man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to a violent kidnapping and witness retaliation and intimidation scheme. Anthony Basilici, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2022. Basilici was charged along with 12 co-conspirators in a superseding indictment in March 2020. ?The defendant's conduct is nothing short of horrifying. Mr. Basilici actively and willingly participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who he wrongly believed was working with law enforcement. Additionally, he possessed a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the heroin trafficking conspiracy that he was involved in,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is another example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our communities. Pursuing drug traffickers and violent criminals is a top priority of my administration. We will find and prosecute those who threaten the health and safety of our communities. They will be removed from the neighborhoods they terrorize and harm.? ?As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun and physical violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to happen. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.? This case arose from a 2018 investigation into a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Cape Cod area. According to court documents, in 2019, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod drug trafficking organization (DTO), allegedly led by Edwin Otero. It is alleged that Otero and his co-conspirators distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville and Osterville as well as Pawtucket, R.I. Interceptions from Otero's phone identified Basilici as a key member of the DTO. On May 8, 2019, Basilici and, allegedly, others were involved in a shooting at a co-conspirator's residence related to a drug debt allegedly owed Otero. Basilici was intercepted as he discussed hiding in the woods after the shooting, and changing his phone number to avoid arrest. Intercepted communications showed Basilici and, allegedly, others speaking in code about finding and hiding guns used in the shooting. Additionally, according to court documents, in April 2019, Basilici's co-conspirators lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted and threatened to rape him, and then took his clothing and cell telephone. The purpose of this kidnapping and assault was to retaliate against the victim because the co-conspirators erroneously believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, and the assailants repeatedly yelled at the victim for being a ?rat.? Basilici, for his part, video recorded the assault?which lasted over 18 minutes. Basilici provided this video to Otero, who further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping by sharing the video with numerous others. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim, or informant provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. ### * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE HIM? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE H
Friday August 12, 2022
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT] ? A Pawtucket, R.I. man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to a violent kidnapping and witness retaliation and intimidation scheme. Anthony Basilici, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2022. Basilici was charged along with 12 co-conspirators in a superseding indictment in March 2020. ?The defendant's conduct is nothing short of horrifying. Mr. Basilici actively and willingly participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who he wrongly believed was working with law enforcement. Additionally, he possessed a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the heroin trafficking conspiracy that he was involved in,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is another example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our communities. Pursuing drug traffickers and violent criminals is a top priority of my administration. We will find and prosecute those who threaten the health and safety of our communities. They will be removed from the neighborhoods they terrorize and harm.? ?As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun and physical violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to happen. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.? This case arose from a 2018 investigation into a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Cape Cod area. According to court documents, in 2019, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod drug trafficking organization (DTO), allegedly led by Edwin Otero. It is alleged that Otero and his co-conspirators distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville and Osterville as well as Pawtucket, R.I. Interceptions from Otero's phone identified Basilici as a key member of the DTO. On May 8, 2019, Basilici and, allegedly, others were involved in a shooting at a co-conspirator's residence related to a drug debt allegedly owed Otero. Basilici was intercepted as he discussed hiding in the woods after the shooting, and changing his phone number to avoid arrest. Intercepted communications showed Basilici and, allegedly, others speaking in code about finding and hiding guns used in the shooting. Additionally, according to court documents, in April 2019, Basilici's co-conspirators lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted and threatened to rape him, and then took his clothing and cell telephone. The purpose of this kidnapping and assault was to retaliate against the victim because the co-conspirators erroneously believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, and the assailants repeatedly yelled at the victim for being a ?rat.? Basilici, for his part, video recorded the assault?which lasted over 18 minutes. Basilici provided this video to Otero, who further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping by sharing the video with numerous others. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim, or informant provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. ### * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE HIM? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE H
Friday August 12, 2022
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT] ? A Pawtucket, R.I. man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to a violent kidnapping and witness retaliation and intimidation scheme. Anthony Basilici, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2022. Basilici was charged along with 12 co-conspirators in a superseding indictment in March 2020. ?The defendant's conduct is nothing short of horrifying. Mr. Basilici actively and willingly participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who he wrongly believed was working with law enforcement. Additionally, he possessed a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the heroin trafficking conspiracy that he was involved in,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is another example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our communities. Pursuing drug traffickers and violent criminals is a top priority of my administration. We will find and prosecute those who threaten the health and safety of our communities. They will be removed from the neighborhoods they terrorize and harm.? ?As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun and physical violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to happen. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.? This case arose from a 2018 investigation into a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Cape Cod area. According to court documents, in 2019, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod drug trafficking organization (DTO), allegedly led by Edwin Otero. It is alleged that Otero and his co-conspirators distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville and Osterville as well as Pawtucket, R.I. Interceptions from Otero's phone identified Basilici as a key member of the DTO. On May 8, 2019, Basilici and, allegedly, others were involved in a shooting at a co-conspirator's residence related to a drug debt allegedly owed Otero. Basilici was intercepted as he discussed hiding in the woods after the shooting, and changing his phone number to avoid arrest. Intercepted communications showed Basilici and, allegedly, others speaking in code about finding and hiding guns used in the shooting. Additionally, according to court documents, in April 2019, Basilici's co-conspirators lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted and threatened to rape him, and then took his clothing and cell telephone. The purpose of this kidnapping and assault was to retaliate against the victim because the co-conspirators erroneously believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, and the assailants repeatedly yelled at the victim for being a ?rat.? Basilici, for his part, video recorded the assault?which lasted over 18 minutes. Basilici provided this video to Otero, who further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping by sharing the video with numerous others. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim, or informant provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. ### * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE HIM? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE H
Friday August 12, 2022
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT] ? A Pawtucket, R.I. man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to a violent kidnapping and witness retaliation and intimidation scheme. Anthony Basilici, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2022. Basilici was charged along with 12 co-conspirators in a superseding indictment in March 2020. ?The defendant's conduct is nothing short of horrifying. Mr. Basilici actively and willingly participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who he wrongly believed was working with law enforcement. Additionally, he possessed a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the heroin trafficking conspiracy that he was involved in,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is another example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our communities. Pursuing drug traffickers and violent criminals is a top priority of my administration. We will find and prosecute those who threaten the health and safety of our communities. They will be removed from the neighborhoods they terrorize and harm.? ?As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun and physical violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to happen. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.? This case arose from a 2018 investigation into a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Cape Cod area. According to court documents, in 2019, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod drug trafficking organization (DTO), allegedly led by Edwin Otero. It is alleged that Otero and his co-conspirators distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville and Osterville as well as Pawtucket, R.I. Interceptions from Otero's phone identified Basilici as a key member of the DTO. On May 8, 2019, Basilici and, allegedly, others were involved in a shooting at a co-conspirator's residence related to a drug debt allegedly owed Otero. Basilici was intercepted as he discussed hiding in the woods after the shooting, and changing his phone number to avoid arrest. Intercepted communications showed Basilici and, allegedly, others speaking in code about finding and hiding guns used in the shooting. Additionally, according to court documents, in April 2019, Basilici's co-conspirators lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted and threatened to rape him, and then took his clothing and cell telephone. The purpose of this kidnapping and assault was to retaliate against the victim because the co-conspirators erroneously believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, and the assailants repeatedly yelled at the victim for being a ?rat.? Basilici, for his part, video recorded the assault?which lasted over 18 minutes. Basilici provided this video to Otero, who further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping by sharing the video with numerous others. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim, or informant provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. ### * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE HIM? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE H
Friday August 12, 2022
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT] ? A Pawtucket, R.I. man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to a violent kidnapping and witness retaliation and intimidation scheme. Anthony Basilici, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2022. Basilici was charged along with 12 co-conspirators in a superseding indictment in March 2020. ?The defendant's conduct is nothing short of horrifying. Mr. Basilici actively and willingly participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who he wrongly believed was working with law enforcement. Additionally, he possessed a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the heroin trafficking conspiracy that he was involved in,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is another example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our communities. Pursuing drug traffickers and violent criminals is a top priority of my administration. We will find and prosecute those who threaten the health and safety of our communities. They will be removed from the neighborhoods they terrorize and harm.? ?As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun and physical violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to happen. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.? This case arose from a 2018 investigation into a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Cape Cod area. According to court documents, in 2019, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod drug trafficking organization (DTO), allegedly led by Edwin Otero. It is alleged that Otero and his co-conspirators distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville and Osterville as well as Pawtucket, R.I. Interceptions from Otero's phone identified Basilici as a key member of the DTO. On May 8, 2019, Basilici and, allegedly, others were involved in a shooting at a co-conspirator's residence related to a drug debt allegedly owed Otero. Basilici was intercepted as he discussed hiding in the woods after the shooting, and changing his phone number to avoid arrest. Intercepted communications showed Basilici and, allegedly, others speaking in code about finding and hiding guns used in the shooting. Additionally, according to court documents, in April 2019, Basilici's co-conspirators lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted and threatened to rape him, and then took his clothing and cell telephone. The purpose of this kidnapping and assault was to retaliate against the victim because the co-conspirators erroneously believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, and the assailants repeatedly yelled at the victim for being a ?rat.? Basilici, for his part, video recorded the assault?which lasted over 18 minutes. Basilici provided this video to Otero, who further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping by sharing the video with numerous others. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim, or informant provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. ### * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE HIM? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE H
Friday August 12, 2022
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT] ? A Pawtucket, R.I. man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to a violent kidnapping and witness retaliation and intimidation scheme. Anthony Basilici, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2022. Basilici was charged along with 12 co-conspirators in a superseding indictment in March 2020. ?The defendant's conduct is nothing short of horrifying. Mr. Basilici actively and willingly participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who he wrongly believed was working with law enforcement. Additionally, he possessed a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the heroin trafficking conspiracy that he was involved in,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is another example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our communities. Pursuing drug traffickers and violent criminals is a top priority of my administration. We will find and prosecute those who threaten the health and safety of our communities. They will be removed from the neighborhoods they terrorize and harm.? ?As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun and physical violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to happen. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.? This case arose from a 2018 investigation into a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Cape Cod area. According to court documents, in 2019, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod drug trafficking organization (DTO), allegedly led by Edwin Otero. It is alleged that Otero and his co-conspirators distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville and Osterville as well as Pawtucket, R.I. Interceptions from Otero's phone identified Basilici as a key member of the DTO. On May 8, 2019, Basilici and, allegedly, others were involved in a shooting at a co-conspirator's residence related to a drug debt allegedly owed Otero. Basilici was intercepted as he discussed hiding in the woods after the shooting, and changing his phone number to avoid arrest. Intercepted communications showed Basilici and, allegedly, others speaking in code about finding and hiding guns used in the shooting. Additionally, according to court documents, in April 2019, Basilici's co-conspirators lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted and threatened to rape him, and then took his clothing and cell telephone. The purpose of this kidnapping and assault was to retaliate against the victim because the co-conspirators erroneously believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, and the assailants repeatedly yelled at the victim for being a ?rat.? Basilici, for his part, video recorded the assault?which lasted over 18 minutes. Basilici provided this video to Otero, who further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping by sharing the video with numerous others. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim, or informant provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. ### * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE HIM? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE H
Friday August 12, 2022
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT] ? A Pawtucket, R.I. man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to a violent kidnapping and witness retaliation and intimidation scheme. Anthony Basilici, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2022. Basilici was charged along with 12 co-conspirators in a superseding indictment in March 2020. ?The defendant's conduct is nothing short of horrifying. Mr. Basilici actively and willingly participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who he wrongly believed was working with law enforcement. Additionally, he possessed a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the heroin trafficking conspiracy that he was involved in,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is another example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our communities. Pursuing drug traffickers and violent criminals is a top priority of my administration. We will find and prosecute those who threaten the health and safety of our communities. They will be removed from the neighborhoods they terrorize and harm.? ?As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun and physical violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to happen. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.? This case arose from a 2018 investigation into a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Cape Cod area. According to court documents, in 2019, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod drug trafficking organization (DTO), allegedly led by Edwin Otero. It is alleged that Otero and his co-conspirators distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville and Osterville as well as Pawtucket, R.I. Interceptions from Otero's phone identified Basilici as a key member of the DTO. On May 8, 2019, Basilici and, allegedly, others were involved in a shooting at a co-conspirator's residence related to a drug debt allegedly owed Otero. Basilici was intercepted as he discussed hiding in the woods after the shooting, and changing his phone number to avoid arrest. Intercepted communications showed Basilici and, allegedly, others speaking in code about finding and hiding guns used in the shooting. Additionally, according to court documents, in April 2019, Basilici's co-conspirators lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted and threatened to rape him, and then took his clothing and cell telephone. The purpose of this kidnapping and assault was to retaliate against the victim because the co-conspirators erroneously believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, and the assailants repeatedly yelled at the victim for being a ?rat.? Basilici, for his part, video recorded the assault?which lasted over 18 minutes. Basilici provided this video to Otero, who further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping by sharing the video with numerous others. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim, or informant provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. ### * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE HIM? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE H
Friday August 12, 2022
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT] ? A Pawtucket, R.I. man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to a violent kidnapping and witness retaliation and intimidation scheme. Anthony Basilici, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2022. Basilici was charged along with 12 co-conspirators in a superseding indictment in March 2020. ?The defendant's conduct is nothing short of horrifying. Mr. Basilici actively and willingly participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who he wrongly believed was working with law enforcement. Additionally, he possessed a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the heroin trafficking conspiracy that he was involved in,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is another example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our communities. Pursuing drug traffickers and violent criminals is a top priority of my administration. We will find and prosecute those who threaten the health and safety of our communities. They will be removed from the neighborhoods they terrorize and harm.? ?As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun and physical violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to happen. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.? This case arose from a 2018 investigation into a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Cape Cod area. According to court documents, in 2019, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod drug trafficking organization (DTO), allegedly led by Edwin Otero. It is alleged that Otero and his co-conspirators distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville and Osterville as well as Pawtucket, R.I. Interceptions from Otero's phone identified Basilici as a key member of the DTO. On May 8, 2019, Basilici and, allegedly, others were involved in a shooting at a co-conspirator's residence related to a drug debt allegedly owed Otero. Basilici was intercepted as he discussed hiding in the woods after the shooting, and changing his phone number to avoid arrest. Intercepted communications showed Basilici and, allegedly, others speaking in code about finding and hiding guns used in the shooting. Additionally, according to court documents, in April 2019, Basilici's co-conspirators lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted and threatened to rape him, and then took his clothing and cell telephone. The purpose of this kidnapping and assault was to retaliate against the victim because the co-conspirators erroneously believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, and the assailants repeatedly yelled at the victim for being a ?rat.? Basilici, for his part, video recorded the assault?which lasted over 18 minutes. Basilici provided this video to Otero, who further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping by sharing the video with numerous others. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim, or informant provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. ### * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE HIM? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE H
Friday August 12, 2022
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT] ? A Pawtucket, R.I. man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to a violent kidnapping and witness retaliation and intimidation scheme. Anthony Basilici, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2022. Basilici was charged along with 12 co-conspirators in a superseding indictment in March 2020. ?The defendant's conduct is nothing short of horrifying. Mr. Basilici actively and willingly participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who he wrongly believed was working with law enforcement. Additionally, he possessed a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the heroin trafficking conspiracy that he was involved in,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is another example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our communities. Pursuing drug traffickers and violent criminals is a top priority of my administration. We will find and prosecute those who threaten the health and safety of our communities. They will be removed from the neighborhoods they terrorize and harm.? ?As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun and physical violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to happen. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.? This case arose from a 2018 investigation into a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Cape Cod area. According to court documents, in 2019, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod drug trafficking organization (DTO), allegedly led by Edwin Otero. It is alleged that Otero and his co-conspirators distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville and Osterville as well as Pawtucket, R.I. Interceptions from Otero's phone identified Basilici as a key member of the DTO. On May 8, 2019, Basilici and, allegedly, others were involved in a shooting at a co-conspirator's residence related to a drug debt allegedly owed Otero. Basilici was intercepted as he discussed hiding in the woods after the shooting, and changing his phone number to avoid arrest. Intercepted communications showed Basilici and, allegedly, others speaking in code about finding and hiding guns used in the shooting. Additionally, according to court documents, in April 2019, Basilici's co-conspirators lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted and threatened to rape him, and then took his clothing and cell telephone. The purpose of this kidnapping and assault was to retaliate against the victim because the co-conspirators erroneously believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, and the assailants repeatedly yelled at the victim for being a ?rat.? Basilici, for his part, video recorded the assault?which lasted over 18 minutes. Basilici provided this video to Otero, who further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping by sharing the video with numerous others. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim, or informant provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. ### * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. 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***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE H
Friday August 12, 2022
  BOSTON ? [DOJ MEDIA STATEMENT] ? A Pawtucket, R.I. man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges related to a violent kidnapping and witness retaliation and intimidation scheme. Anthony Basilici, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2022. Basilici was charged along with 12 co-conspirators in a superseding indictment in March 2020. ?The defendant's conduct is nothing short of horrifying. Mr. Basilici actively and willingly participated in a violent scheme to kidnap, beat and terrorize a victim who he wrongly believed was working with law enforcement. Additionally, he possessed a firearm for the purpose of facilitating the heroin trafficking conspiracy that he was involved in,? said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins. ?This case is another example of how drug trafficking activities drive violence in our communities. Pursuing drug traffickers and violent criminals is a top priority of my administration. We will find and prosecute those who threaten the health and safety of our communities. They will be removed from the neighborhoods they terrorize and harm.? ?As we all know, drug trafficking in our communities, along with the gun and physical violence that often accompanies it, is a serious threat to our families and communities,? said Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division. ?This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to happen. DEA and its local, state and federal partners are dedicated to bringing to justice those that commit these crimes.? This case arose from a 2018 investigation into a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy in the Cape Cod area. According to court documents, in 2019, law enforcement began investigating a Cape Cod drug trafficking organization (DTO), allegedly led by Edwin Otero. It is alleged that Otero and his co-conspirators distributed large quantities of heroin throughout Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Mashpee, Centerville and Osterville as well as Pawtucket, R.I. Interceptions from Otero's phone identified Basilici as a key member of the DTO. On May 8, 2019, Basilici and, allegedly, others were involved in a shooting at a co-conspirator's residence related to a drug debt allegedly owed Otero. Basilici was intercepted as he discussed hiding in the woods after the shooting, and changing his phone number to avoid arrest. Intercepted communications showed Basilici and, allegedly, others speaking in code about finding and hiding guns used in the shooting. Additionally, according to court documents, in April 2019, Basilici's co-conspirators lured a victim from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, where they kidnapped and held him, stripped him naked, assaulted and threatened to rape him, and then took his clothing and cell telephone. The purpose of this kidnapping and assault was to retaliate against the victim because the co-conspirators erroneously believed the victim was cooperating with law enforcement, and the assailants repeatedly yelled at the victim for being a ?rat.? Basilici, for his part, video recorded the assault?which lasted over 18 minutes. Basilici provided this video to Otero, who further intimidated or attempted to intimidate other witnesses after the kidnapping by sharing the video with numerous others. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. The charge of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness, victim, or informant provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. U.S. Attorney Rollins, DEA SAC Boyle, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew K. Sonnabend and Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Lauren Graber of Rollins' Criminal Division are prosecuting the case. The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. ### * IMPORTANT HN NOTE: Readers always ask how they can donate to keep our camera's rolling (and hopefully expand our coverage as well). But did you know that Hyannis News is already partially funded by viewers like you! And our goal is to keep HN's content FREE for everyone to enjoy. But HN needs your ongoing help and support to keep our uniquely independent coverage moving forward? Please consider supporting HN's efforts by either donating or advertising your business in our ?Business Card Directory? below.  (NOTE: HN had over 9.3 million page views last year! Ask about advertising options at rjbastille@yahoo.com ) OR CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE NOW ! And thank you for helping HN. Stay tuned!   *** CLICK HERE ? SUBSCRIBE TO HN ON YOUTUBE! ***  By subscribing directly to HyannisNews.com on YouTube, you can choose to be notified the moment every breaking HN Video is released!  (It also helps support HN!  And it's FREE!)    The post ***  FEDS ***  CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING & FILMING SUSPECTED ?RAT,? STRIPPING HIM NAKED & AND THREATENING TO RAPE HIM? first appeared on Hyannis News - News & Information for Hyannis Cape Cod.
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