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LTNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT
Grand Jury N-12-2

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


v.

Criminal No. 3:12CR 164

(SIA)E

HECTOR NATAL, a.k.a. 'oBoom" and "Boom-Boom," and HECTOR MORALES

:: i:t oo ;:; qlftri$te and to Possess with trtient, td nHtriUute Narcotics) S* 18 U.S.C. $ 844(i) (AGinpf-to Commit c) Arson)
21 U.S.C. $ 846 (ConspiraCa to
18 U.S.C. $ 844(i) (Arson Causing Death) 18 U.S.C. $ 3 (Accessory After the Fact) 18 U.S.C. $ 1512(bX1) (Witness Tampering)

VIOLATIONS:

18 U.S.C. $ 1512(k) (Conspiracy to Tamper with Witnesses) 18 U.S.C. $ 1519 (Destruction of Evidence) 18 U.S.C. $ 2 (Aiding and Abetting) SECOND SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT
The Grand Jtny charges:

At all times relevant to this Indictment: COUNT ONE (Conspiracy to Distribute and to Possess with Intent to Distribute Narcotics)

1. 2.

The defendant HECTORNATAL, a.k.a. o'Boom" and "Boom-Boom," was the son

of the defendant HECTOR MORALES

MORALES resided at 151-153 Poplar Street, New Haven, Connecticut ("151-153

Poplar"). NATAL resided at 151-153 Poplar Street, 76 Haven Street, New Haven, Connecticut
("76Haven Street") and 63 Hemingway Avenue, East Haven, Connecticut.

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3.

MORALES owned a blue 1994 Dodge Caravan ("the van"). From approximately

December 2010 to March 1I,2011, the van was unregistered and bore Connecticut license plate

839-UYF. On approximately March 11,2011, MORALES registered the van, and placed on the
van Connecticut license plate 485-YOY. Conspiracy

4.

From approximately January 2009

to June 11, 20II, in the District of

Connecticut, NATAL and MORALES, together with others known and unknown to the Grand
Jury, did knowingly and intentionally conspire to violate the narcotics laws of the United States.

5.

It was a part and an object of the conspiracy

that NATAL and MORALES,

together with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, would distribute and possess with

intent to distribute controlled substances. in violation of Title 21. United States Code. Section
841(a)(1).

6.

The controlled substances involved in the offense were mixtures and substances

containing detectable amounts controlled substances,

of

cocaine and cocaine base ("crack cocaine"), Schedule II States Code, Section 8a1@)(1)(C), a

in violation of Title 21, United

mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana, a Schedule


substance,

I controlled
and

in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(bX1XD), a mixture

substance containing a detectable amount of oxycodone (o'Oxycontin"), a Schedule

II controlled
and

substance,

in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(bX1XC), a mixture

substance containing a detectable amount substance,

of diazepam ('oValium"), a

Schedule

IV

controlled
and

in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(bX2), and a mixture

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substance containing a detectable amount

of alprazolam (o'Xanax"), a Schedule IV controlled

substance, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(bX2).

Roles of the Defendants

7.

NATAL distributed crack cocaine and marijuana as well as Oxycontin, Valium

and Xanax (hereinafter collectively referred to as "pills") to customers in New Haven's Fair
Haven neighborhood. He had multiple sources of supply for crack cocaine, marijuana and pills,

and sometimes bought powder cocaine and "cooked"

it to convert it to crack cocaine. After

breaking down larger amounts

of

crack cocaine and marijuana into bags for street level

distribution, NATAL sold these drugs directly to customers. NATAL also "fronted" drugs to
associates who sold the drugs and split the profits

with NATAL. He stayed in frequent contact

with his associates and customers by telephone, and usually met with them in the late hours of
the night or in the early morning.

8.

MORALES served as NATAL's driver, facilitating NATAL's sales of narcotics

and collection

of drug proceeds.

These narcotics transactions and collections sometimes

occurred inside or near MORALES'

van. MORALES also held for safe keeping money that

NATAL had collected from the sale of narcotics.


Overt Acts

9. a.

In furtherance of the conspiracy, and to effect the objects thereof, NATAL

and

MORALES committed the following overt acts, among others, in the District of Connecticut:

From approximately March 1,2011, to March 8, 2011, NATAL had a large

number of telephone calls with a resident of 50 Wolcott Street, New Haven, Connecticut ("the resident").

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b. c.
9l

Between

ll:22

p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on March 8,20T1, there were multiple

telephone calls between NATAL and the resident.

From approximately 11:30 p.m. on March 8, 2011, to approximately 12:30 a.m.

on March 9,2011, MORALES drove NATAL in the van from 76 Haven Street to the vicinity

of

Spring Street, New Haven, Connecticut, where NATAL collected money owed him from a

prior sale of cocaine base.

d.

On March 9,2011, at approximately 1:15 a.m., NATAL set fire to the two-story

residence located

at 48-50 Wolcott Street, New Haven, Connecticut (the "Wolcott

Street

residence") in part as retaliation for failure to pay a drug debt.

e. f.

In the early morning of March 9,2011, after the fire was set, MORALES drove
Street residence to T6Haven Street.

NATAL from the vicinity of the Wolcott

On March 25,2011, MORALES drove NATAL in the van to 382 Grand Avenue,

New Haven, Connecticut.

All in violation of Title 21. United

States Code. Section 846.

COUNT TWO (Attempted Arson at 48-50 Wolcott Street)

10. In approximately
real property used

October 2010,

in the District of

Connecticut, NATAL did

attempt to maliciously damage and destroy, by means of fire, a building and other personal and

in interstate

commerce and

in an activity affecting interstate

commerce,

namely, a residential building located at 48-50 Wolcott Street, New Haven, Connecticut.

In violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 844(i).

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COUNT THREE (Arson Resulting in the Death of Jaquetta Roberson)


I

1.

The allegations set forth in paragraphs

through

3 and 7 through 9 of this

Indictment are hereby re-alleged and incorporated as though fully set forth herein.

12. On or about March 9, 2011, in


maliciously damage and destroy, by means

the District of Connecticut, NATAL did


personal and real

of fire, a building and other

property used in interstate commerce and in an activity affecting interstate commerce, namely, a residential building located at 48-50 Wolcott Street, New Haven, Connecticut, and as a result
such conduct directly and proximately caused the death of Jaquetta Roberson.

of

In violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 844(D.

COUNT FOUR (Arson Resulting in the Death of Quayshawn Roberson)

13. 14.

The allegations set fonh in paragraphs 1 through 3 and 7 through 9 of this

Indictment are hereby re-alleged and incorporated as though fully set forth herein.

On or about March 9, 2011, in the District of Connecticut, NATAL did

maliciously damage and destroy, by means

of fire, a building and other

personal and real

property used in interstate commerce and in an activity affecting interstate cofilmerce, namely, a residential building located at 48-50 Wolcott Street, New Haven, Connecticut, and as a result
such conduct directly and proximately caused the death of Quayshawn Roberson.

of

In violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 844(D.

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COUNT FIVE (Arson Resulting in the Death of Wanda Roberson)

15.

The allegations set forth in paragraphs 1 through 3 and 7 through 9 of this

Indictment are hereby re-alleged and incorporated as though fully set forth herein.

16. On or about March 9, 2011, in the District of

Connecticut, NATAL did

maliciously damage and destroy, by means of fire, a building and other personal and real
property used in interstate commerce and in an activity affecting interstate commerce, namely, a residential building located at 48-50 Wolcott Street, New Haven, Connecticut, and as a result
such conduct directly and proximately caused the death of Wanda Roberson.

of

In violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 844(i).

COUNT SIX
(Accessory After the Fact)

17. 18.
death

The allegations set forth in paragraphs 1 through 3 and 7 through 9 of this

Indictment are hereby re-alleged and incorporated as though fully set forth herein. On or about March 9,2011, in the District of Connecticut, MORALES, knowing

that an offense against the United States had been committed, namely, the arson resulting in the

of

Jaquetta Roberson charged

in Count Three of this Indictment, did receive,

relieve,

comfort and assist the offender, NATAL, in order to hinder and prevent NATAL's apprehension,

trial and punishment.


ln violation of Title 18. United States Code. Section 3.

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,
19. 20.

COUNT SEVEN (Accessory After the Fact)

The allegations set forth in paragraphs

through 3 and 7 through 9 of this

Indictment are hereby re-alleged and incorporated as though fully set forth herein. On or about March 9,2011, in the District of Connecticut, MORALES, knowing

that an offense against the United States had been committed, namely, the arson resulting in the death of Quayshawn Roberson charged in Count Four of this Indictment, did receive, relieve, comfort and assist the offender, NATAL, in order to hinder and prevent NATAL's apprehension,

trial and punishment.


In violation of Title 18. United States Code. Section 3.

COI.JNT EIGHT (Accessory After the Fact)

21. 22.

The allegations set forth in paragraphs 1 through 3 and 7 through 9 of this

Indictment are hereby re-alleged and incorporated as though fully set forth herein. On or about March 9,2011, in the District of Connecticut, MORALES, knowing

that an offense against the United States had been committed, namely, the arson resulting in the
death of Wanda Roberson charged in Count Five of this Indictment, did receive, relieve, comfort

and assist the offender, NATAL, in order to hinder and prevent NATAL's apprehension, trial
and punishment.

In violation of Title 18. United States Code. Section 3.

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COUNT NINE (Witness Tampering & Aiding and Abetting)

23. 24.

The allegations set forth in paragraphs 1 through 3 and 7 through 9 of this

Indictment are hereby re-alleged and incorporated as though fully set forth herein.

In approximately May and June 2011, in the District of Connecticut, NATAL and

MORALES did knowingly use intimidation, threaten and comrptly persuade, and attempt to do
so, and did engage in misleading conduct toward other persons whose identities are known to the

Grand Jury (hereinafter referred to as "Individual

1,"

"Individual

2,"

"Individual 3" and


1,

"Individual 4") with intent to influence, delay and prevent the testimony of Individual

Individual 2, Individual 3 and Individual 4 in an official proceeding, namely, testimony before the Grand Jury investigating crimes charged in Counts One through Eight and Eleven of this
Indictment. In violation of Title 18, United States Code, Spction 1512(bX1) and Section 2.

COUNT TEN (Conspiracy to Tamper with Witnesses)

25. 26.

The allegations set forth in paragraphs

through 3, 7 through 9 and 24 of this

Indictment are hereby re-alleged and incorporated as though fully set forth herein.

From approximately May through July 2011, in the Dishict

of

Connecticut,

NATAL and MORALES, together with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, did
knowingly conspire to use intimidation, threaten and comrptly persuade, and to engage in
misleading conduct toward other persons, namely, Individual 1, Individual 2, Individual 3 and

Individual 4, with intent to influence, delay and prevent the testimony of such persons in an

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official proceeding, namely, testimony before the Grand Jury investigating crimes charged in
Counts One through Eight and Eleven of this Indictment, in violation of Title 18, United States
Code, Section I 5 12(bX1). Objects of the Conspiracy

27. It was an object of the conspiracy that NATAL and MORALES would cause
witnesses subpoenaed to

testiff before the Grand Jury investigating the defendants' narcotics

trafficking, the fatal fire at the Wolcott Street residence, and the defendants' obstructive conduct

to give false and misleading information to the Grand Jury in order to prevent the Grand Jury
from developing evidence that NATAL was responsible for the fatal fire and to protect NATAL
and MORALES from being charged criminally.

28.

It was a further object of the conspiracy that MORALES would testifu falsely

before the Grand Jury regarding:

The whereabouts of NATAL and MORALES from late on the nieht of March 8.
2011 through the early morning hours of March

9,201I;

b. c.

A "phantom" voice MORALES claimed to have heard in the street at the time of

the fatal fire: and The reason MORALES painted the van after the fire.

29. It was a further object of the conspiracy that NATAL and MORALES would
comrptly suggest to witnesses that they testify falsely before the Grand Jury regarding:

NATAL's October 2010 attempt to commit


Street, New Haven, Connecticut;

arson at 48-50 Wolcott

b.

NATAL's whereabouts

at the time the March 9,2011 arson was set; and


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MORALES' alteration and concealment of evidence relatins to the March


9,2011 arson.

30.

It was a further object of the conspiracy that NATAL

and MORALES

would threaten a witness

if they believed the witness did not comply with their


Overt Acts

instructions to testifr falselv before the Grand Jurv.

31.

In furtherance of the conspiracy, and to effect the objects thereof, NATAL

and

MORALES committed the following overt acts, among others, in the District of Connecticut:

On approximately May 6, 2011, in the vicinity


Connecticut ("133 Atwater"), NATAL met with Individual

of

133 Atwater, New Haven,

l.

b. c. d. e. f.
Individual4.

In mid-May 2011, outside of 133 Atwater, NATAL and MORALES met with
3.

Individual l. Individual2 and Individual

On approximately May 17,20II, inside an apartment at 133 Atwater, NATAL

met with Individual

and Individual2.

On May 18, 2011, MORALES testified before the Grand Jury. On May

lS,20ll,Individual

testified before the Grand Jury.

In approximately mid-July 2011, NATAL and MORALES threatened

All in violation of Title

18, United States Code, Section 1512(k).

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CQIJNT ELEVEN (Destruction and Concealment of Evidence) 32.

The allegations set forth in parigraphs

through 3 and T through 9 of this

Indicknent are hereby re-alleged and incorporated as though fully set forth herein.

33.

In approximately March

2}ll,

in the District of Connecticut, MORALES did

knowingly alter a tangible object, that is, a blue 1994 Dodge Caravan, with the intent to impede, obstruct and influenc an investigation and proper administration

of a matter within the

jurisdiction of a department or agency of the United States, namely, the Federal Bureau of
Investigation' and in relation to or contemplation of any such rnatter or case! that is, the criminal investigation into the fatal arson at 48-50 Wolcott Street, New Haven, Connecticut that resulted in the deaths of Jaquetta Roberson, euayshawn Roberson, and wanda Roberson. In violation of Title 18, United States Code. Section
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A TRUE BILL /sl


FOREPERSON ITNITED STATES OF AMERICA

DAVID E. FETN UNITED STATES AT"TORNEY


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RDRE M. DALY FIRST ASSTSTANT LNITED STATES ATTORNEY

MICHAEI, J. GUSTAFSON ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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