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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Elizabeth Man Sentenced for Role in Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to three years’ probation, 150 hours’ community service, and a $3000 fine on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute narcotics, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Paul Sedor, 36. According to information presented to the court at the time he entered a guilty plea, Sedor, from March through June 2017, regularly purchased one-quarter ounce to one-ounce quantities of cocaine from his codefendant, Skyler Carter, for personal use and further distribution purposes. He was held responsible for the distribution of approximately 100 grams of cocaine during that time period.  This was Sedor’s first drug trafficking conviction. He is the second of the 21 defendants charged in the conspiracy to be sentenced.

Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the multi-agency investigation of this case, which also included the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, the Allegheny County Police Department, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 17, 2018