Pittsburgh man sentenced for cocaine trafficking, money laundering, unlawful possession of firearm


PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 100.1 FM and 1020 KDKA) – A Pittsburgh resident was sentenced in federal court following an earlier guilty plea.

The plea included to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, one count of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, two counts of money laundering, and one count of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon.

Anthony Bentley, 45, was sentenced to four years of imprisonment followed by four years of supervised release.

In connection with his guilty plea, Bentley also admitted that he engaged in drug trafficking conspiracy involving 500 grams or more of powder cocaine between May 2015 through January 2016.

He also admitted to distributing 489 grams of cocaine to a cooperating informant on October 20, 2015, laundering the proceeds of his cocaine trafficking through financial transactions related to real estate in the Pittsburgh Area, and unlawfully possessing weapons and ammunition.

Bentley agreed to forfeit various jewelry and approximately $218,000 in cash.