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Canadian man sentenced in largest seizure of cocaine in history of the Western District of New York

A Canadian man has been sentenced for his role in a drug trafficking operation connected to the largest seizure of cocaine in the history of the Western District of New York. Parminder Sidhu, 43, of Brampton, Ontario, who was convicted ...

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Plea entered in largest cocaine seizure case

Parminder Sidhu, 39, of Brampton, Ontario, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to export from the United States five kilograms or more of cocaine. The charge carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life and a ...

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Canadian man convicted in cocaine case

Michael Bagri, 51, a citizen of Canada, has pleaded guilty in a Western New York case involving the discovery and seizures of more than 500 pounds of cocaine. The seizures, which occurred over several months, are believed to be the ...

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Honeoye Falls man sentenced

Thomas M. O’Brien Jr., 54, of Honeoye Falls, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to six months of home confinement and three-years of probation for possession and distribution of cocaine and marijuana. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey said O’Brien obtained about 45 grams ...

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Rochester man sentenced in drug conspiracy case

Edgar Cruz, 41, of Rochester, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer to 44 months in prison for conspiracy to possess and distribution of cocaine. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Noto said Cruz participated ...

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Jury convicts Rochester drug trafficker

Luis A. Diaz-Agramonte, 45, formerly of Lackawanna, has been found guilty after a jury trial of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base. Diaz-Agramonte faces 10 years to life in prison, a $4 million fine or both when sentenced June ...

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Does higher sentence apply beyond crack?

For years, a federal statute imposed a minimum penalty that was 100 times higher for offenses involving “cocaine base” than for powder cocaine offenses. Though that law has been changed to reduce the disparity, the U.S. Supreme Court is now considering ...

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Rochester man sentenced

Lamarr Gilbert, 21, of Rochester, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for conviction of conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine and heroin. He appeared last week before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer ...

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