- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - An associate of the DeCavalcante organized crime family has pleaded guilty to distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine.

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said that 36-year-old James Heeney, of Elizabeth, pleaded guilty to selling the cocaine to an undercover FBI agent between August 2012 and March 2013.

Heeney faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison and up to 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 23.

He was arrested and charged in March, along with eight alleged members of the mob family.

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