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Donora Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Donora, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of over 500 grams of cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on George Daube, age 61.

According to information presented to the court, between August and November of 2015, George Daube was intercepted over a Title III court authorized wiretap purchasing approximately five ounces of cocaine at a time from his supplier. Based on the calls and texts intercepted between Daube and his supplier, Daube purchased over 500 grams of cocaine during the timeframe of the conspiracy. Daube’s supplier, William Chaffin, Jr., was sentenced on September 17, 2017, to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

Assistant United States Attorney Shanicka L. Kennedy prosecuted this case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the prosecution of Daube.

Updated March 6, 2018

Drug Trafficking