Omaha bar supervisor convicted of drug trafficking and bookmaking in federal courtroom
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – A man who fully managed his grandmother’s bar was convicted in federal court Wednesday for using the bar as a drug dealing and bookmaking front.
Brett Feder was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years probation in the US District Court.
Feder pleaded guilty to a plea agreement in September. The agreement proposed a prison sentence of 151 months. At a court hearing on Tuesday, however, the actual verdict was not published as the evidence had not yet been clarified.
Feder was arrested in May 2019. Court records show that while he was running the bar he kept a supply of narcotics in the basement under JD’s Circle In at 31st and A Street and used his cell phone in an illegal sports betting operation.
Investigators said this might have explained how the bar was kept open when it was not profitable between 2014 and 2018, except in 2015 when it made a modest profit.
The documents state that Feder distributed mead, cocaine, marijuana, and THC cartridges that are used in steamers.
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