Two alleged mob associates sentenced to as much as 12 years in prison in home invasion
Two associates of an alleged mob captain were sentenced to as much as 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to a 2010 armed home invasion in Revere, Attorney General Martha Coakley said today.
“These defendants executed a violent and bloody armed home invasion in connection with an extensive criminal organization led by alleged mob captain Mark Rossetti,” Coakley said in a statement.
On April 28, 2010, Yasmani Quezada, 33, of Revere, and Marc Brown, 24, of East Boston, both armed with pistols, broke into a Revere home. Brown beat the victims in the house with his gun and Quezada fired his when he entered. The two stole items, kidnapped an occupant, and assaulted him in their car, threatening his life. Investigators later recovered a handgun and more than 14 grams of cocaine in the car.
Quezada and Brown both pleaded guilty Tuesday to a host of charges, including armed home invasion, armed robbery, armed kidnapping, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery resulting in serious bodily injury. Quezada also pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Brown was sentenced to 10 to 12 years in state prison, with three years of probation after his release.
Quezada was sentenced to 12 years to 12 years and one day in state prison, with three years of probation.
His sentence will run concurrent with a six-to-eight-year prison sentence in connection with heroin trafficking that he received in February and with a four-and-a-half-to-seven-year sentence he received after he and Rossetti were found guilty of ordering a home break-in in Roslindale to steal heroin and money, prosecutors said.
Quezada and Brown’s charges were brought after a broader multi-agency investigation that began in 2009 to convict members of Rossetti’s criminal organization, which was based out of Eastern Massachusetts, the attorney general’s office said.
More than 30 defendants, including Rossetti, have been found guilty of involvement in the criminal enterprise, the office said.Jasper Craven can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @Jasper_Craven.