- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - A northwestern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for helping to rob an FBI informant.

Twenty-year-old Elijah Sherrod Sr., of Erie, took $2,800 in government funds and an audio transmission device after his girlfriend allegedly found out a drug deal was an undercover ruse.

That woman, 22-year-old Latisha Palochak, of Erie, pleaded guilty in February and was sentenced last month, also to 37 months in federal prison.

Prosecutors say Palochak somehow learned that the July 16 deal to purchase two ounces of cocaine was a government sting, so she had Sherrod show up to rob the informant.

The Erie Times-News (https://bit.ly/1tj7Xl7 ) reports Sherrod was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge David Cercone in Erie. Cercone says, “I think justice is served by imposing the same sentence.”

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Information from: Erie Times-News, https://www.goerie.com

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