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July 2014

July 24

Philadelphia Man Charged In Four Bank Robberies (Daniel Connelly) | Indictment.pdf

July 24

West Reading Man Charged With Distributing Child Pornography (Joshua Latman) | Indictment.pdf

July 24

Easton Woman Charged In Fraud Scheme (Felicia Anne Straub) | Information.pdf

July 23

Jury Delivers Verdicts In Ticket Fixing Trial

July 23

Guilty Plea In Sex Trafficking Case (Christian Dior Womack)

July 22

Former Airport Baggage Handler Sentenced To 11 Years For Participating In Drug Conspiracy (James Mickens)

July 22

Judge Sentences Lancaster Man To 10 Years In Child Exploitation Case (Richard Haines, Jr.)

July 22

Additional Charges Filed Against Stockbroker In Connection With Alleged Investment Scheme (William Bucci) | Second Superseding Indictment.pdf

July 22

Philadelphia Man Indicted On Attempted Robbery And Gun Charges (Jamal Charles) | Indictment.pdf

July 21

City Dispatcher Pleads Guilty In Bribery Conspiracy (Dorian Parsley)

July 18

Trio Charged With Selling Worthless Credit Cards (Blake Rubin, Chase Rubin, Justin Diaczuk) | Indictment.pdf

July 18

Philadelphia Man Charged With Threatening A Former Federal Official (Jason Jenkins) | Information.pdf

July 18

Philadelphia Woman Charged With Escape From Reentry Center (Lavine Jones) | Indictment.pdf

July 17

Lancaster Woman Charged With Concealing A Fugitive (Heather Murphy) | Indictment.pdf

July 17

Delaware County Business Owner Charged With Fraud Against The United States (Kenneth Narzikul) | Information.pdf

July 16

Northampton County Man Charged With Orchestrating A Ponzi Scheme And Tax Offense (Walter Lambert) | Information.pdf

July 14

Child Care Center Operator Charged With Fraud Scheme (Tracey Parson) | Indictment.pdf

July 11

Philadelphia Man Sentenced To 60 Years In Prison For Producing Child Pornography (Steven Mazer)

July 10

Child Care Center Owner Pleads Guilty To Fraud (Tianna Edwards)

July 10

Additional Charges Filed Against Former Prison Doctor (Erik Fluck Von Kiel) | Superseding Indictment.pdf

July 10

Group From Baltimore Charged With Bank Robbery (Thomas Darden, Eric Townes, Nick Finks, Neisha Woodson) | Indictment.pdf

July 10

Convicted Felon Charged With Illegal Gun Possession (Anthony Andrews) | Indictment.pdf

July 9

Philadelphia Man Charged With Assaulting Federal Officers (Eugene Dykes, Jr.) | Indictment.pdf

July 7

Delaware Man Charged With Investment Fraud (Kevin N. Boardman) | Indictment.pdf

July 2

Philadelphia Man Allegedly Accessed A University Employee's Bank Account To Pay His Own Tuition (Jorry Senestant) | Information.pdf

July 2

Bank Vice President Charged In Bribery Case (Joseph Villante) | Indictment.pdf

July 1

Alleged Sports Bookie Charged With Filing A False Tax Return (Albert A. Riccardi) | Information.pdf

July 1

Reading Man Sentenced To 51 Months For Gun Crime (Juan Pedro Guzman-Zavala)

June 2014

June 26

Ambulance Company Manager Sentenced to Five Years For Role In Medicare Fraud Conspiracy (Mikhail Vasserman)

June 26

Life Support Ambulance Company And Owners Charged In Health Care Fraud Scheme (Nazariy, Bogdan, and Rostislav Kmet) | Indictment.pdf

June 26

Philadelphia Man Charged With False Statement Related To Federal Assistance For Storm Damage (Kevin Thomas) | Information.pdf

June 25

Ambulance Company Co-Owner Sentenced To 13 1/2 Years For Health Care Fraud Scheme (Vadim Fleshler)

June 25

Judge Sends Former Philadelphia Police Officer To Prison For Obstructing A Federal Investigation (Rafael Cordero)

June 25

Former Assistant Bank Branch Manager Charged With Bank Fraud (Erlanda Naranjo) | Information.pdf

June 24

Additional Tax Charges Filed Against Philadelphia Man (William Bucci) | Indictment.pdf

June 23

Lawyer Sentenced For Stealing Client Funds (Gomer Thomas Williams)

June 19

New Jersey Man Charged With Defrauding Workman's Compensation (Herman Mokuau) | Information.pdf

June 18

Philadelphia Woman Alleged To Have Fraudulently Applied For Hurricane Funds (Kia Arthur) | Information.pdf

June 13

Easton Woman Charged With Tax Evasion (Lilliam Zawarski) |Information.pdf

June 12

Two Separate and Unrelated Indictments Charge Similar Scheme Involving Stolen Identities of Children (Sirleaf) |Press Release (Kamara, et al)| Indictment.pdf (Kamara, et al) | Press Release.pdf (Momolu Sirleaf) | Indictment.pdf (Sirleaf)

June 11

Philadelphia Day Care Owner Charged With Defrauding Public Welfare (Tianna Edwards) | Information.pdf

June 10

Man Sentenced to 16 Months for Social Securtiy Fraud (Ronnie Lee Johnson) | Release.pdf

June 6

Warminster Man Charged With Theft Of Government Funds (William E. Gardner) | Information.pdf

June 5

Bucks County Man Indicted On Child Porn Charges (Thomas Silber) | Indictment.pdf

June 5

New York Man Charged With Attempted Drug Possession (Carl O'Neal) | Indictment.pdf

June 5

EMT Sentenced For Role In Ambulance Fraud Scheme (Khusen Akhmedov)

June 5

Morrisville Man Indicted On Gun Charge (Jonathan A. Miller) | Indictment.pdf

June 4

Serial Bank Robber Pleads Guilty (Marcus Akiem Ricketts)

June 3

Philadelphia Man Charged With Stealing Benefits (John Bernhardt) | Information.pdf

June 3

Philadelphia Woman Charged With Bilking Social Security And Veterans Affairs (Geraldine Jones) | Information.pdf

May 2014

May 30

Cancer Research Doctor Charged With Theft And Mail Fraud (Steven W. Johnson) | Indictment.pdf

May 30

Chester County Lawyer And Client Charged With Bankruptcy Fraud (Pietro A. Barbieri) | Barbieri Indictment.pdf | Messner Indictment.pdf

May 29

Tax Charge Filed Against Delaware County Man (Richard Lee) | Information.pdf

May 29

New Jersey Man Charged In Identity Theft Fraud Scheme (Damian Gasdaska) | Indictment.pdf

May 28

Judge Sends La Cosa Nostra Soldier To Prison (Eric Esposito)

May 27

Hospice Owner Sentenced To More Than 14 Years For Multi-Million Dollar Health Care Fraud (Matthew Kolodesh)

May 21

U.S. Files Complaint Against Hospice Provider Alleging Medicare Fraud (Home Care Hospice) | Complaint.pdf

May 21

California Man Sentenced To 51 Months In Prison For Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud (Steven Pitchersky)

May 21

Mexican National Charged In Drug Conspiracy (Jorge Bautista-Banda) | Indictment.pdf

May 21

Disturbance Of Peregrine Falcon Nest To Charges Against Bridge Repair Crew (Nikolaos Frangos, et al) | Indictment.pdf

May 21

Company Pleads Guilty To Improper Storage Of Explosive Hazardous Waste And Agrees To $1.2 Million Fine (Action Manufacturing Company)

May 21

Philadelphia Man Charged In Health Care Fraud Scheme (Jermaine Hairston) | Indictment.pdf

May 19

Malvern Company Charged With Defrauding The City Of Philadelphia (Airmatic, Inc.) | Information.pdf

May 19

Indictment Charges Lafayette Hills With Pirating Movies And TV Shows (Brian Bethman) | Indictment.pdf

May 16

Nifty Fifty's Accountant Indicted In Tax Fraud Scheme (William J. Frio) | Indictment.pdf

May 15

Judge Sentences Armed Robber To 41 1/2 Years In Prison (Hakim King)

May 15

Chester County Company Charged With Improper Storage Of Explosive Hazardous Waste (Action Manufacturing) | Information.pdf

May 15

Philadelphia Man Charged With Attempting To Disable Mass Transit (Nicolas Colon) | Indictment.pdf

May 13

Alleged War Criminal Arrested On Fraud Charges (Jucontee Woewiju) | Indictment.pdf

May 13

Philadelphia Man Indicted On Gun Charges (Joshua Moses) | Indictment.pdf

May 9

Pennsylvania Realtor Charged With Defrauding Clients (Joseph N. Reilly) | Information.pdf

May 9

Former eBay Exec Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading (Christopher Saridakis)

May 9

Former Police Dispatcher And Three Two Truck Operators Charged In Bribery Conspiracy (Dorian Parsley, et al) | Indictment.pdf

May 8

Philadelphia Man Charged With Gun Crime (Jelani Christmas) | Information.pdf

May 8

Indictment Charges Three In Nine Day, Four County Armed Robbery Spree (Dale Mentzer, et al) | Indictment.pdf

May 8

Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty In Multi-Million Dollar Diploma Fraud (James Enowitch)

May 6

Philadelphia Tax Preparer Charged With Filing False Tax Returns (Maria Falu) | Information.pdf

May 5

New Jersey Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Brutal Attack (Santos Centeno)

April 2014

April 29

Delaware Man Charged With Drug And Gun Crimes (Keith Stroud) | Indictment.pdf

April 29

Husband And Wife Admit Role In Million Dollar Scam Involving City Ink And Toner Cartridges (Derek and Danita Willis)

April 25

Former eBay Exec Charged With Insider Trading (Christopher Saridakis) | Information.pdf

April 25

Federal And Local Officials Announce Charged In Child Exploitation Case (Mark Wilczopolski,et al) | Indictment.pdf

April 24

Bank Teller And Three Others Charged In Armed Bank Robberies (Marquis Wilson, et al) | Indictment.pdf

April 24

Delaware County Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Hospital Patients' Identities (Reynaldo Estrada)

April 23

Amedisys Home Health Companies Agree To Pay $150 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations | Settlement Agreement.pdf

April 21

Philadelphia Man Convicted Of Sex Trafficking (Rahim McIntyre)

April 17

New Jersey Man Sentenced For Brutal Attack In National Park (Baldwin Centeno)

April 17

Maryland Man Sentenced For Conspiracy To Provide Material Support To Terrorist (Mohammad Hassan Khalid)

April 16

Connecticut Man Charged With Running Online Fake Diploma Scheme (James Enowitch) | Information.pdf

April 16

Astellas Pharma US, Inc. To Pay $7.3 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations | Settlement Agreement.pdf

April 16

Easton Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography (Matthew Cenac) | Information.pdf

April 15

Former IRS Worker Charged In Tax Fraud (Lora Lewis) | Information.pdf

April 10

Charges Allege Woman Used Dead Mother's Government Benefits (Elizabeth Goode-Bishop) | Information.pdf

April 10

Pair Charged With Robbing Grocery Store (Dylan Capone, Michael Young) | Indictment.pdf

April 10

Last Defendant Sentenced For Counterfeiting Guitars (Josh Davis, et al)

April 10

Pair Charged With Robbing Grocery Store (Dylan Capone, Michael Young) | Indictment.pdf

April 9

Airplane Repair Business Owner Convicted In Scheme To Falsify Inspections (Jay Stout, Flying Tigers, Inc.)

April 9

Pennsylvania Woman Indicted On Drug And Gun Charges (Lynda Hang Vang) | Indictment.pdf

April 8

Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty To Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme (Eric Sijohn Brown)

April 7

Thomas Jefferson University To Pay $77,486 To Resolve Overbilling Allegations | Settlement Agreement.pdf

April 3

New Jersey Woman Charged With Bilking Non-Profit (Rochelle Biesenthal) | Information.pdf

April 3

Ambulance Company Driver Sentenced To Prison (Valeriy Davydchik)

April 2

Convicted Felon Gets 15 Years For Robbing Neighborhood Store (Kareem McBride)

April 1

Former L&I Deputy Commissioner Indicted On Fraud And Extortion Charges (Dominic Verdi) | Indictment.pdf

April 1

Widespread Group Charged With Securities Fraud (Carl Marciniak, et al) | Indictment.pdf

April 1

Brothers Are Charged In Fraud On Pennsylvania Business (Owen Moore, Larry Moore) | Indictment.pdf

April 1

Montgomery County Man Charged With Clean Air Act Violation (Anthony Biello, II) | Indictment.pdf

April 1

Indictment Charges Philadelphia Man With Armed Carjacking (Michael Green) | Indictment.pdf

March 2014

March 31

Delaware County Man Sentenced For Mortgage And Bank Fraud (Simon H. Aouad)

March 27

Two Charged With Robbing Soft Pretzel Company (Donte Camp, Calvin Maurice Clark) | Indictment.pdf

March 27

Judge Sends Advance Pay Schemer To Prison For 18 Years (Andrew Bogdanoff)

March 27

Lehigh Valley Doctor Indicted On Tax Charges (Dennis Erik Fluck Von Kiel) | Indictment.pdf

March 27

Doctor Arrested On Charged Of Tax Fraud (Elias Karkalas) | Indictment.pdf

March 27

Alleged Cosi Robber Added To Indictment (Ronald Stone) | Indictment.pdf

March 25

Identity Thief Sentenced To Six Years In Prison (Carnell Ragan)

March 24

Philadelphia Man Admits To "Secret Shopper" And Craigslist Scams (Dave Brister)

March 21

Drexel Hill Man Charged In Identity Theft Ring (Benjamin Easley) | Indictment.pdf

March 21

Missouri Man Charged With Trying To Shutdown Phila.gov (Michael Crockett)| Information.pdf

March 20

Maryland Man Charged With Stealing Bank Cards From Reading Mail Distribution Center (John Smith) | Information.pdf

March 17

Lawyer Admits To Stealing Client Funds (Gomer Thomas Williams)

March 14

Philadelphia Man Charged With Stealing Dead Mother's Benefits (Donald Sheppard) | Information.pdf

March 14

Tax Return Preparer Arrested For Filing False Tax Returns (Edward J. Rorie) | Indictment.pdf

March 12

West Chester Man Charged With Threatening Federal Law Enforcement (Justin Credico) | Indictment.pdf

March 11

Former Banker Sentenced For Fraud Scheme (Daniel Mumbower)

March 11

Final Defendant In Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Scheme Sentenced (John Bariana)

March 11

Armored Car Employee Charged With Theft And Tax Evasion (Tanika Victoria Little) | Indictment.pdf

March 11

Information Charges Bala Cynwyd Man With Financial Crimes (Jerold J. Cohen) | Information.pdf

March 11

Charge Filed Against Federal Prison Inmate (Shamarr Joel Pitts) | Indictment.pdf

March 10

Final Defendant In Tax Fraud Scheme Pleads Guilty (Wendell Cisco)

March 10

Berks County Businessman Charged With Tax Fraud (Harvey G. Bitler) | Information.pdf

March 6

Bucks County Couple Sentenced For Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Scheme (Edward G. McCusker, Jacqueline McCusker)

March 6

Florida Man Charged In Tax Scheme (Marc Celestin) | Indictment.pdf

March 6

Lancaster Pair Charged In Bank Robbery (Kyle Costello, Matthew Hill) | Indictment.pdf

March 5

Convicted Felon Gets 20 Years For Shooting Gun Into The Air (Francis Aponte)

February 2014

February 28

Charges Allege Philadelphia Woman Was Illegally Receiving Dead Mother's Benefits (Nancy Gonzalez) | Information.pdf

February 27

Chester County Landscaping Business Charged In Immigration Case (C.M. Jones) | Information.pdf

February 27

Alleged Mask-Wearing Robber Indicted (Blair Thomas) | Indictment.pdf

February 27

New Jersey Woman Charged In Identity Theft Ring (Celeste Paige) | Indictment.pdf

February 27

Virginia Man Charged In Identity Theft Ring (Michael Bullock) | Indictment.pdf

February 27

Philadelphia Man Charged With Felon In Possession Of A Firearm (James Robinson) | Indictment.pdf

February 25

Indictment Charges Philadelphia Man In Multiple Bank Heists (William Butler) | Indictment.pdf

February 24

Former Philadelphia Police Officer Admits Guilt In Robbery Plan (Jeffrey Walker)

February 21

Veterans Support Group Director Sentenced For Stealing Veteran's Identity (Richard M. Gordon)

February 21

Kidada Savage Sentenced For Deadly Firebombings

February 21

Endo Health Solutions And Endo Pharmaceuticals To Pay $171.9 Million To Resolve Civil False Claims Allegations | Release.pdf | Liboderm Fully Executed Civil Settlement Agreement.pdf | Coporate Integrity Agreement - HHS.pdf

February 21

Second Superseding Indictment Adds Five Defendants and More Robbery Charges in Case of Jewelry Store Robbery Ring (Darrell Williams, et al) | Release.pdf | Indictment.pdf

February 21

Indictment Charges Pair With Arson That Destroyed Factory In Bridesburg (James Pickup, Shawn Workman) | Indictment.pdf

February 19

Final Defendant Convicted In $26 Million Fraud Scheme (Matthew McManus)

February 18

Racketeering And Arson Charges Filed Against Members Of Ironworkers Union (Dougherty, et al) | Indictment.pdf | Defendant Chart.pdf

February 18

Philadelphia Man Charged With Escape From Reentry Center (Antonio Persinger) | Indictment.pdf

February 12

Delaware County Mortgage Broker Sentenced For Loan Fraud (Thomas C. Phelan)

February 11

Indictment Charges IRS Employee With Tax Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft (Sherelle Pratt) | Indictment.pdf

February 10

Judge Sentences Fraudster To 121 Months For Check Scheme (Phillip Eric Weems)

February 10

Former Charter School Head Sentenced For Fraud (Masai Skief)

February 6

Philadelphia Teen Charged With String Of Armed Holdups (Abdullah Sirleaf) | Indictment.pdf

January 2014

January 31

Members Of Alleged Sports Betting Ring Plead Guilty To Racketeering Charges (Joseph V. Mastronardo, Jr., et al)

January 31

Downingtown Man Charged With Possessing Explosives (Istvan Merchenthaler) | Indictment.pdf

January 31

Coatesville Man Charged With Dealing Explosive Materials (Ryan Joseph Hribick) | Indictment.pdf

January 30

Alleged Computer Hacker Charged With Emailing Bomb Threat To Shopping Mall (David Barnhouse) | Indictment.pdf

January 30

Lawyer Charged With Stealing Client Funds (Gomer Williams) | Information.pdf

January 30

Philadelphia Man Charged With Bank Robbery (Nicholas Aquilante) | Indictment.pdf

January 28

Tax Preparer Sentenced For Falsifying Returns To Increase Client Refunds (Shawn Sisco)

January 28

Judge Hands Down Lengthy Sentence To Repeat Child Pornographer (Thaddeus Vaskas)

January 27

Fourth Defendant In Ticket-Fixing Conspiracy Pleads Guilty (William Hird)

January 24

Former Philadelphia Police Officer Convicted In Cover Up (Robertito Fontan)

January 23

Philadelphia Businessman Charged With Bribery (Cua Thach) | Indictment.pdf

January 23

Philadelphia Man Charged In Financial Fraud And Tax Scheme (Leonard Stango) | Indictment.pdf

January 17

Phoenixville Man Charged With Distributing Child Pornography (Jeffrey Horn) | Information.pdf

January 17

Woman Admits To Smuggling Drugs In Wedge Heels (Iveliza Perez)

January 16

Judge Sends Armed Robber To Prison For 30 Years (Hakeem Paris)

January 15

Brotherly Love Ambulance EMT Pleads Guilty To Health Care Fraud Scheme (Neel Jackson)

January 15

Charges Lodged In Aggravated Identity Theft Case (Liberado Peralta) | Indictment.pdf

January 9

Philadelphia Man Charged With Theft Of Social Security Benefits (Bernard Lopez) | Indictment.pdf

January 9

Brotherly Love Ambulance EMT Charged In Health Care Fraud Scheme (Neel Jackson) | Information.pdf

January 8

Colorado Sentenced For Conspiracy To Provide Material Support To Terrorists (Jamie Paulin-Ramirez)

January 6

Medical Center Agrees To $2 Million Settlement Of Voluntary Disclosure (St. Mary's Medical Center) | Settlement Agreement, Part 1.pdf | Settlement Agreement, Part 2.pdf

January 6

Federal Judge Sentences "Jihad Jane" To 10 Years In Prison For Role In Plot To Commit Murder Overseas (Colleen LaRose)

 

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