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DA Vance Announces Guilty Pleas of Kingpin and 21 Other Members of Major Manhattan Narcotics Trafficking Organization

DA Vance announced the guilty pleas of 22 members of a major Manhattan narcotics trafficking organization based in East Harlem, which had been operating for more than two decades. On February 9, 2012, the top defendant - one of the principal dealers of powder cocaine in New York City - pleaded guilty to Operating As a Major Trafficker, also known as the “Drug Kingpin” statute, and Conspiracy in the Second Degree. He was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.