BOSTON – A Hyannis woman pleaded guilty today in federal court in Springfield in connection with a cocaine smuggling conspiracy.
Cristina M. Delle Femine, 28, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to import cocaine and one count of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled sentencing for June 6, 2019. Delle Femine was arrested in Maine on Oct. 23, 2017, and appeared in federal court in Springfield later that month.
Around May 2017, Delle Femine conspired to import cocaine into the United States from Jamaica and conspired to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.
The charges of conspiracy to import cocaine and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine each provide for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, a minimum of three years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of $1 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Deepika Bains Shukla of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.