Parents of Andrew Sadek file wrongful death suit against sheriff's deputy
WAHPETON, N.D. -- Two years after their son was found dead in the Red River near Wahpeton, a gunshot wound to his head, the parents of Andrew Sadek have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a sheriff's deputy.
WAHPETON, N.D. - Two years after their son was found dead in the Red River near Wahpeton, a gunshot wound to his head, the parents of Andrew Sadek have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a sheriff's deputy.
Autopsy results were inconclusive on his cause of death, but parents John and Tammy Sadek think their son was murdered, possibly because he was working as a confidential informant.
The lawsuit, filed Monday, June 27, claiming wrongful death, fraud and deceit, names Richland County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Weber, who is an agent on the Southeast Multi-County Agency Narcotics Task Force.
Sadek, then a North Dakota State College of Science student, had been caught twice selling marijuana to an informant on campus.
In video of a meeting between Sadek and Weber released to The Forum, the men discuss Sadek working for the agency as a confidential informant, or facing a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Sadek's parents by Fargo attorneys Tim O'Keeffe and Tatum O'Brien.
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