Ephraim "Fay Fay" Goitom, 29, a former drug dealer , , was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney's office announced.
Goitom, who pleaded guilty to drug and firearm charges in April, was sentenced to 300 months imprisonment in Hartford in front of nearly 20 members of Stamford's police force, including now-Sgt. Gasparino, who bears a scar on the right side of his face from the single bullet Goitom fired through a door during the raid.
“The efforts by the United States Attorney’s Office in cooperation with the City of Stamford Police Department have had a monumental effect on crime and served as a deterrent by the seeking and achieving of maximum penalties for violent offenders,” stated Stamford Police Chief Robert Nivakoff. “The message should be clear that the United States Attorney’s Office will assist the Stamford Police Department in pursuing violent offenders, whose subsequent incarceration will be swift, certain and lengthy.”