A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Monday before U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute it and distributing it.
Antonio Briggs, 40, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. He also faces a possible up to a life term and $8 million fine when he is sentenced April 17, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. said.
Briggs was arrested along with 16 others in August 2010 and charged with narcotics trafficking. Briggs was selling quantities of cocaine at the clothing store he operated – KJ Fashions, at 439 East Amherst St. – Hochul said.
To date, six of the 17 defendants have been convicted.