On March 26, it was announced that a 38-year-old man who was convicted of being involved in two murder-for-hire conspiracies and large-scale drug trafficking scheme in New York was sentenced. According to the United States Attorney, the man was sentenced to life plus 30 years in a federal prison.
The indictment stated that the convicted man was responsible for providing powder cocaine and crack cocaine to multiple drug organizations between 2009 and 2012. He was also accused of illegally possessing and carrying a firearm during this period. He was accused of hiring a co-conspirator to shoot and kill a man who was the leader of another drug trafficking ring in September 2010. He then reportedly hired another co-conspirator to kill a second man in 2011 though another person was shot.