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BREAKING News Out Of BOSTON From The DOJ

Stoughton Man Sentenced to 21 Years in Federal Prison for Kidnapping and Drug Charges

BOSTON – A Stoughton man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston to 21 years in prison on kidnapping and drug charges.

Sedrick Oliveira, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to 21 years in prison and five years of supervised release. In March 2018, Oliveira pleaded guilty to kidnapping and conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, and oxycodone after being arrested in October 2016. Malik Bangura, 20, of Taunton; Diego Pires, 25, of Brockton; and Yesenia Diaz, 23, of Brockton, were also charged with kidnapping.

On Oct. 8, 2016, at approximately 10:25 p.m., a 30-year-old man was kidnapped from the driveway of his Quincy home after being struck in the head with a revolver as he got out of his truck, and dragged into a nearby sedan. The victim had two children strapped into their car seats in his truck.

Once the victim was in the sedan, two masked perpetrators, later identified as Pires and Bangura, drove the victim’s truck, with the children inside, to a secluded location where they unloaded approximately 30 pounds of marijuana and $20,000 from the victim’s truck, into the sedan. The victim, who was face-down in the backseat of the sedan at gunpoint, begged for his life and the life of the two children who were still in their car seats in the back of the truck.

Diaz, Bangura, Pires and Oliveira then drove the sedan with the drugs, cash and the victim, from Quincy to Brockton and called the victim’s wife demanding $100,000. Law enforcement officers spotted the sedan as it drove through Brockton, recognized the vehicle from a drive-by shooting that occurred in August 2016, and began to follow it. After the defendants recognized the police, they attempted to flee, but ultimately abandoned the sedan in a Brockton driveway. The victim escaped, flagged down law enforcement officers, and described to them the secluded location where the truck had been disserted. Law enforcement located the truck with the children inside, who were unharmed.

Diaz was subsequently found standing by the sedan and arrested for kidnapping. She previously pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing. Oliveira was arrested several days later on a federal complaint charging him with federal drug offenses following the sales of fentanyl, cocaine and oxycodone to an individual cooperating with law enforcement. Oliveira, Pires, and Bangura were charged with the kidnapping in April 2017. Bangura pleaded guilty and, on Jan. 24, 2018, was sentenced to 204 months in prison. Pires also pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Aug. 16, 2018, to 210 months in prison.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Brockton Police Chief John Crowley; and Quincy Police Chief Paul Keenan made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily O. Cannon of Lelling’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit prosecuted the case.

SOURCE- THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ)

U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

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