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Eastern District of Pennsylvania

The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is responsible for one of the nation's largest districts covering about 4,700 square miles with over 5 million people residing within its nine counties. The district is unique in its diversity, evident not only in its environment but also in its population. From a large metropolitan city to country farm to mountain town, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania represents a microcosm of the nation. Cultures from all parts of the world have migrated to this region and have established themselves as members of a Pennsylvania community.
With Philadelphia assigned as one of ten regional centers for federal agencies, federal resources within the district are abundant. As one of the nation's largest, the District Court has 37 sitting judges, 5 bankruptcy court judges and 11 magistrate judges. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, with 19 judges, is also located within the federal courthouse in the city. In addition to its historical sites, Philadelphia is home to major Department of Defense (DOD) buying commands, a bulk mail center, an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regional return center, and many other facilities.
In contrast to the urban character of its largest city, the district's eight other counties, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northhampton, reflect a mixture of settings and cultures. With the completion of a new interstate highway and the redevelopment of its regional airport, the Lehigh Valley cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton are now in a position to reap the benefits of the suburban expansion that has been occurring across the country. Chester, Montgomery and Bucks counties have recognized significant growth in both residential and business development based in large part to the success of the technology and retail industries. Lancaster County, with its farms and rolling hills, remains home to the Pennsylvania Dutch, farmers, tradesmen and other artisans who supply all of the district's communities with fresh produce, new home construction, crafts and many other products.
Philadelphia, both a city and county, is the country's fifth largest metropolis, housing over 1.4 million people, and the birthplace of our nation. The city is rich in historical significance including Independence National Historic Park, the home and resting place of Benjamin Franklin, and many other sites. Situated along the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, Philadelphia is a thriving seaport that is also noted for its world renowned educational system of colleges and universities, including four medical schools. Business is also well established in the fields of health care, government, insurance, and international travel and trade. Additionally, the city's economy is enhanced by its strategic location along the Northeast Corridor between New York and Washington and is serviced by multiple interstate highways, rail and an ever-expanding international airport.

 

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News

July 30

Six Members Of Philadelphia Police Narcotics Unit Charged In Racketeering Conspiracy (Thomas Liciardello, Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, Perry Betts, Linwood Norman, John Speiser) | Indictment.pdf | Defendant Information.pdf

July 30

Additional Charges Filed Against Member Of Ironworkers Union (Joseph Dougherty, et al) | Superseding Indictment.pdf

July 28

Ambulance Company Owner Sentenced To Eight Years For Medicare Fraud (Anna Mudrova)

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 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 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

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