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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New York City Man Sentenced For Involvement In Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Senior United States District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik has sentenced George Abreu, age 32, of New York, New York, to 57 months’ imprisonment for his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute more than 3.5 kilograms of cocaine between 2008 and May 24, 2012.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Abreu’s role in the conspiracy included delivering cocaine in New York City to individuals traveling from Luzerne County to obtain cocaine for distribution in the Pittston area.  FBI Agents arrested Abreu in New York City when he arrived to distribute cocaine to a cooperating witness.

     A federal grand jury sitting in Scranton, Pennsylvania, indicted Abreu on the conspiracy charge on March 12, 2013, and on October 21, 2013, Abreu pleaded guilty to the Indictment.

     In addition to the 57-month term of imprisonment, Judge Kosik also ordered that Abreu be placed on supervised release for a period of three years following the service of his sentence.

     The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus prosecuted the case.

Updated April 17, 2015