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Old 05-02-2004, 10:48 PM
Oddessa Oddessa is offline
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May 1, 2004

PITTSBURGH -- A courier for a four-state Ecstasy ring who became a government witness was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday.

A Pittsburgh federal judge sentenced Stanislav Lantsberg, 24, of Brooklyn, N.Y., on racketeering and drug charges.

Federal prosecutors said Lantsberg was a courier for a Pittsburgh-based drug ring run out of a nightclub that funneled $3 million of Ecstasy to colleges across Pennsylvania and into New York, Maryland and Wisconsin.

Lantsberg led authorities to Ofer "Uncle" Rahamin, 39, of Jersey City, N.J., who was convicted earlier this year of supplying the drug ring and was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Brothers Igor and Oleg Logatchev pleaded guilty to federal charges for running the ring out of a Pittsburgh after-hours club, which was paid for using drug money. Both testified against Rahamin. Igor Logatchev was sentenced to three years, 10 months in prison, while Oleg Logatchev is serving nine years in prison.

Federal prosecutors said Lantsberg also helped authorities break up a Russian mob group in New York City that dabbled in everything from illegal gambling to Ecstasy sales _ an enterprise they allegedly protected by threatening to murder potential witnesses.

According to authorities, the group's escalating reign of terror in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn began in 2000 with the theft of tens of thousands of dollars from local mailboxes. The gang allegedly soon expanded its business into Ecstasy trafficking, illegal gambling and other crimes, according to the indictment.

Six of eight people charged in that ring have pleaded guilty. Federal authorities believe two others have fled to the Ukraine or Russia.

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Old 05-03-2004, 12:22 PM
Bootney Farnsworth Bootney Farnsworth is offline
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Default RE:Ecstasy Ring Sentenced

Oh where o where has miss molly gone?

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