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Windber, Pa., Man Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

February 13, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Windber, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to five years of probation, the first six months of which must be served by conditions of home confinement, on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Peter Donato, 31.

According to information presented to the court, from November 2011 to July 18, 2012, Donato conspired to possess and distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Safe Streets Task Force initiative comprised of the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pa. Attorney General's Office, the Blair County Drug Task Force, the Cambria County Drug Task Force, the Somerset County Drug Task Force, the Roaring Spring Borough Police Dept. and the Paint Township Police Dept. for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Donato.

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