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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 14, 2014

Luzerne County Man Pleads Guilty To Participating In A Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 38-year-old Pittston man pleaded guilty today before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik to conspiring with others to distribute heroin in the Luzerne County area during a four-year time period.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Sal Biscotto, admitted to committing the crime between 2010 and February 2014.

Biscotto was charged in a criminal Information filed by the United States Attorney on October 7, 2014, following an investigation by special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Biscotto faces a potential maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.  Sentencing will be scheduled after the completion of a pre-sentence report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.

Updated April 17, 2015