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

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pittston Man Sentenced For Cocaine Distribution

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Senior United States District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik sentenced Richard A. Burgio, age 50, of Pittston, Pennsylvania, Tuesday to 18 months’ imprisonment for distributing cocaine on numerous occasions between 2010 and April 18, 2012, in Luzerne County.   
     United States Attorney Peter J. Smith noted that in additional to the 18-month term of imprisonment, Judge Kosik also ordered that Burgio be placed on supervised release for a period of two years following the service of his sentence.

     The case was investigated by special agents of 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 9, 2015