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August 15, 2019

Attorney licensed in New Jersey and New York charged with marijuana offenses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Manish Patel, 33, of Granite Bay, appeared today in federal court on charges of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute marijuana plants and tetrahydrocannabinols contained in hashish oil, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen announced.

August 15, 2019

Long Island man convicted of trafficking narcotics in South Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, N.Y. –Following a two-week trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn returned a guilty verdict against Rafael Antonio Fabian for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute narcotics, specifically crack cocaine. When sentenced by United States Chief District Court Judge Dora L. Irizarry, the defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life imprisonment.

August 14, 2019

Jury convicts three men of trafficking nearly $17 million of cocaine

SAN DIEGO – Yesterday afternoon a federal jury convicted three defendants on charges stemming from their efforts to traffic approximately 734 kilograms (1,614 pounds) of cocaine -- worth nearly $17 million -- on the high seas. The verdict was rendered after a 10-day trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California before the Honorable Janis L. Sammartino.

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