- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A 41-year-old man has been convicted on federal narcotics and firearms charges stemming from drug-related killings linked to a Rochester cocaine ring.

The U.S. attorney’s office says Angelo Ocasio of Rochester was convicted of drug charges along with possessing and using firearms while involved in the illegal narcotics trade. He’ll be sentenced Sept. 7.

Ocasio was one of eight people charged in connection with the killing of a man whose body was found in 1999 buried on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in Erie County. They were also charged in the slaying that same year of a relative whose body has been found.

Four co-defendants have been convicted. The other three - including two brothers and their mother - are scheduled to go on trial next month in Rochester.

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