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CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Napoleon Andrade, a local man already doing 10 years in federal prison on weapons, money-laundering and theft charges, was sentenced to an additional 31 months Tuesday for his role in a home invasion targeting an associate of the Gambino crime family in Connecticut.
During a sentencing hearing in Providence, U.S. District Judge John McConnell ordered Andrade to serve 63 months in all. But McConnell structured the penalty so that 32 months overlap Andradeâ€™s current term and the balance kicks in when itâ€™s completed, U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha said.
Andrade, 32, was the target of an unrelated, multi-agency probe of drug trafficking when investigators secretly recorded him talking about his involvement in home invasions in Connecticut and New York in March 2010.
A 78-year-old man described as a known associate of the Gambino crime family in the Stamford, Conn., area, was bound and blindfolded during one of the home invasions. READ THE FULL STORY IN WEDNESDAY'S paper.