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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lockport Man Sentenced On Drug Charges

CONTACT:         Barbara Burns              
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that George Krajas, 46, of Lockport, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, was sentenced to time-served by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Frank T. Pimentel, who handled the case, stated that between November 2010 and June 16, 2011, the defendant permitted co-defendant Charles Palmer to use the automotive garage Krajas operated at 2307 Broadway, Cheektowaga, NY to process and distribute cocaine. Krajas also traded cocaine to other co-conspirators in exchange for hydrocodone.

Charles Palmer has been convicted and is scheduled to be sentenced on April 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Skretny.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Safe Streets Task Force.

Updated March 27, 2015