Pellicoro facing federal prison, deportation in connection with Ravenel cocaine case

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After fleeing to Europe from the summer of 2007 until this year, Pasquale Pellicoro, a man who used to use cocaine with former state Treasurer Thomas Ravenel and tutor him in French, is headed to federal prison.

Pellicoro, 58, was convicted on a drug conspiracy charge in connection with a cocaine ring which led to Ravenel's resignation and subsequent jail time back in 2007-2008.

Arrested in Italy in February 2011 and extradited to the United States in August, Pellicoro's sentincing came Wednesday from District Judge Joseph F. Anderson. He has been ordered to serve 27 months in federal prison.

Hop over to The Post and Courier for more on Pellicoro, or get the back story on Thomas Ravenel's cocaine drama which lead to 10 months in prison.

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