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Lawrence County Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Law Violation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2014

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Wampum, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal narcotic laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Jordan Viccari, 24, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from in and around May 2013, and continuing thereafter to in and around October 2013, Viccari conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.

Judge McVerry scheduled sentencing for Nov. 21, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 10 years and up to life in prison, a fine of $10,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan B. Ortiz is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General, Bureau of Narcotics Investigations conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Jordan Viccari.

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