Youngstown man gets 40-year fed sentence added to life prison term

CLEVELAND — A Youngstown man already sent to prison for life for killing a drug informant has received a 40-year federal prison sentence on crack cocaine trafficking charges to be served consecutively to the life sentence.

U.S. District Judge Christopher A. Boyko imposed the sentence today on James A. Hall, 30, of Victoria Street, who had earlier pleaded guilty to four counts of trafficking in crack cocaine and one count of possessing that drug with intent to distribute it.

In imposing that maximum sentence and making it consecutive to the life term, Judge Boyko followed the recommendation of Assistant U.S. Atty. Joseph M. Pinjuh, who said Hall showed no remorse and called him “a one-man crime wave” and “a major threat to the safety of the citizens of Youngstown.”

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