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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Indiana County Man Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For Fraud Scheme

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Indiana County, Pa., has been sentenced to 27 months in prison and three years supervised release for his conviction of conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on Daniel Pikel,57.

According to the information presented to the court, between 2009 and 2012, Pikel conspired with another person to launder through his business banking account approximately $2.9 million in funds embezzled by a former company officer from Falcon Drilling, LLC, a drilling contractor located in Indiana, Pa.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police in Indiana, Pennsylvania, conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Daniel Pikel.

Updated July 14, 2015