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Dead Detroit FBI Agent’s Work Leads to Bust

Unfortunately FBI Agent Paul Sorce won’t be around to see this case through, but his work helped bring about the charges. The funeral for the father of four is set for Saturday.

Deroit Free Press
DETROIT — Four Detroit men have been charged as part of a $1.4-million cocaine bust in western Pennsylvania, a case the Detroit FBI agent who died after a car wreck Monday had been working on.

The Michigan men, along with four from Pennsylvania’s Westmoreland and Allegheny counties, helped distribute an estimated 20 kilograms of cocaine last year, Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett said Tuesday. Three of the Detroiters are said to be members of a gang called the A-Team.

FBI Agent Paul Sorce, 44, killed in Harper Woods while on duty, was the Michigan point man for the investigation, Corbett’s spokeswoman Lauren Bozart said. It was unclear if the married father of four was working on the case when his Chevrolet Trailblazer rolled over about noon Monday.

Julio Olivo, 23; Andre Thomas, 23; Charles Edwards, 30; and David Bailey, 23, are charged with possession with the intent to deliver cocaine, delivery of cocaine and criminal conspiracy. Olivo, allegedly the A-team’s second-in-command, is also charged with criminal use of a communication facility.

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Update on Traffic Death of FBI Agent Paul Sorce

Paul Sorce was a popular agent in Detroit. It was a sad ending to a promising career.

Detroit Free Press
DETROIT — A Detroit FBI agent who dedicated years to coaching youth football in the area, died Monday after his Chevrolet Trailblazer rolled over on Vernier in Harper Woods.

Special Agent Paul Sorce, 44, died a few hours after the accident, which occurred about noon.

Sorce, married and a father of four, was heading east on Vernier when a Dodge Magnum, driven by an unidentified Grosse Pointe Woods man, came out of a turnaround to go east on Vernier, Harper Woods Police Chief Randolph Skotarczyk said.

Sorce was taken to St. John Hospital in Detroit. The driver of the Magnum said he only had minor injuries and declined to be taken to a hospital, police said.

Harper Woods police are conducting a joint investigation with the Michigan State Police to determine the cause of the accident. There is no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident, police said.
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Detroit FBI Agent Paul Sorce Killed in Car Crash

Agent Paul Sorce

Agent Paul Sorce

By Allan Lengel

Detroit FBI special agent Paul M. Sorce, an 18-year veteran of the bureau, was killed Monday in a car accident while on duty, the FBI  in Detroit said.

Sorce, 44, was taken to St. John’s Hospital in Detroit, where he passed away, the FBI said.

WXYZ tv in Detroit reported that the agent was driving a minivan that was hit by another car in Harper Woods, a  bordering surburb of Detroit.

Sorce joined the FBI in May 1991. He served in the Milwaukee field office before going to Detroit in 1995, the FBI said.