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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 21, 2014

Jury Finds Former Texas Man Conspired To Distribute Cocaine

PITTSBURGH - After deliberating for two hours, a federal jury found Dominique Jackson guilty of one count of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Dominique Jackson, 26, formerly of Denton, Texas, was tried before Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose in Pittsburgh.

According to Assistant United States Attorney Amy L. Johnston, who prosecuted the case, the evidence presented at trial established that from in and around July 2010, and continuing thereafter to on or about Oct. 7, 2010, Jackson conspired with others to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine.

Judge Ambrose scheduled sentencing for July 14, 2014, at 10:00 AM. The law provides for a total sentence of not less than 10 years in prison, a fine of $4,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based on the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, the McKeesport Police Department, the Clairton Police Department, the Allegheny County Housing Authority Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Allegheny County Police Department, and the Munhall Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Dominique Jackson.

Updated July 14, 2015