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Archives: 2013

August 2014

August 1, 2014

Federal inmate charged with mailing threatening communications

York Springs man charged with workers' compensation fraud

August 5, 2014

Monroe County man pleads guilty to participating in a heroin trafficking conspiracy

Insurance firm operator charged with fraud and tax evasion

August 7, 2014

Brodheadsville man charged with trafficking crack cocaine

Criminal immigration charges brought against nine illegal aliens

Philadelphia man pleads guilty to heroin trafficking conspiracy

August 8, 2014

Statement of the United States Attorney concerning United States v. Anthony J. Lupas, Jr., 3:CR-12-114

August 11, 2014

Stroudsburg man charged with passing counterfeit money

Man charged with assault, malicious mischief, and threats at Gettysburg National Park

August 12, 2014

Philadelphia man charged with heroin trafficking conspiracy

August 13, 2014

Government files motion to quash state court subpoena in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Robert J. Mellow

To view a copy of the Motion and Brief in Support of Motion to Quash State Court Subpoena in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Robert J. Mellow, click here.

Dover teacher charged in federal child exploitation case

August 14, 2014

USP-Canaan inmate sentenced to 37 months' of imprisonment for assaulting two correctional officers

New Jersey man sentenced to prison for heroin trafficking

Wilkes-Barre man sentenced to 65 months' imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute cocaine

Philadelphia man pleads guilty to heroin trafficking conspiracy

August 15, 2014

Monroe County woman charged with heroin trafficking conspiracy

August 18, 2014

Operator of financial consulting firm sentenced to 46 months' imprisonment for investment fraud

August 19, 2014

Federal inmate charged with possession of a prison weapon

U.S. Postal Inspection Service delivers $14 million to victims of mass marketing scam

August 20, 2014

Man indicted for assault, threats and starting a fire at Gettysburg National Park

Three illegal aliens charged with immigration violations

August 21, 2014

Owner of Connecticut financial services company pleads guilty to making false statements regarding military pension benefits

Five charged with fraud in Wilkes-Barre City Employees Federal Credit Union investigation

August 22, 2014

Tioga County physician and three others indicted for unlawful distribution of controlled substances and health care fraud

Illinois woman pleads guilty to travelling interstate to promote heroin trafficking

 

July 2014

July 1, 2014

VA Hospital nurse's aide charged with theft from patient

July 7, 2014

New York state man sentenced to prison and must forfeit $275,000 for money laundering conspiracy

July 8, 2014

Wilkes-barre man sentenced to three years' imprisonment for cocaine distribution

Wilkes-Barre man sentenced to prison on drug charges

Former Harrisburg resident sentenced to 60 months imprisonment for possession of firearm

July 9, 2014

Former Hughestown Borough police officer charged with drug trafficking offense

Mexican citizen apprehended in Cumberland County indicted for illegal reentry

July 10, 2014

Wilkes-Barre man sentenced to prison on drug charges

Former employee of Forty Fort GM Foodmart Store sentenced to two years' probation for role in synthetic marijuana conspiracy

Philadelphia man charged with possession of stolen pistol

State prison inmate pleads guilty to heroin trafficking conspiracy

Monroe County man sentenced to prison on fraud and tax charges

July 14, 2014

Former chief operating officer and co-owner of schuylkill products sentenced in largest disadvantaged business enterprise fraud in nation's history

July 15, 2014

USP-Canaan inmate sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment for attempted murder

Erie man charged with illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition

Lackawanna county woman charged with defrauding credit union

Former Hughestown Borough police officer pleads guilty to drug trafficking offense

July 17, 2014

Three new york men charged federally with fraudulent possession of credit cards

Harrisburg man charged with drug trafficking offenses

Philadelphia man charged with drug trafficking and firearms violation in Harrisburg

Hummelstown man charged federally with illegal possession of firearm

Monroe county man charged with distributing crack cocaine

July 18, 2014

Three Harrisburg men indicted for evading over $1 million in employment taxes

July 22, 2014

Forex trader sentenced for defrauding investors of over $400,000

Penn National Racetrack employee pleads guilty to fraud charge

Owner of Forty Fort GM Foodmart store sentenced to prison for money laundering conspiracy

Bloomsburg resident charged with bank larceny

Chicago resident charged with interstate travel to facilitate drug trafficking

July 23, 2014

Monroe County man pleads guilty to distributing crack cocaine

July 24, 2014

Hazleton man sentenced to federal prison on drug charges

York man sentenced to 35 years in federal child exploitation case

July 25, 2014

Former high school teacher sentenced to 108 months imprisonment for possession and receipt of child pornography

July 29, 2014

Two Mexican citizens sentenced to prison for illegal reentry

Carbon County man charged with producing child pornography

July 30, 2014

Harrisburg woman sentenced to prison for making false claims to the IRS

Pittston man sentenced to nearly two months in prison for bringing gun into federal building

Avoca woman charged with health care fraud

July 31, 2014

Fulton County investment advisor sentenced to 262 months' imprisonment

 

June 2014

June 2, 2014

Stroudsburg man charged with passing counterfeit bills

Criminal immigration charges brought against two illegal aliens

Carbon County man sentenced to prison for federal cocaine trafficking charges

June 3, 2014

Texas man enters guilty plea and is sentenced to federal prison for cocaine trafficking

Wilkes-Barre man charged with drug trafficking and firearms charges

June 4, 2014

Criminal immigration charges brought against two illegal aliens

Monroe county man charged with heroin trafficking conspiracy

Luzerne county man sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for drug trafficking

June 5, 2014

Allenwood inmate charged with filing false liens against Bureau of Prisons officials

June 11, 2014

Carlisle resident charged federally with child exploitation

June 12, 2014

Pittston man charged with bringing a gun into the Federal building in Scranton

Criminal immigration charges brought against two illegal aliens

June 17, 2014

Sex offender charged for failing to register in Pennsylvania

June 18, 2014

Alien indicted for re-entry

York County man pleads not guilty to federal firearms offenses and drug trafficking

Luzerne County man charged federally with nine armed robberies

Operator of Hazelton business indicted in stolen identity tax refund fraud case

Clarks Summit man sentenced to one year for threatening to kill the President

Alien indicted for re-entry

Lebanon County landlord charged with housing assistance fraud

Italian citizen indicted for illegal reentry

June 19, 2014

Harrisburg health care provider charged federally with Medicaid fraud

USP-Canaan inmate sentenced to 15-years of imprisonment for stabbing a correctional officer in the face

June 24, 2014

Owner of welding supply business charged with illegal transportation of hazardous materials

New York woman charged with distributing cocaine at area motels

Inmate at USP Canaan charged with assault with intent to murder another inmate

Waynesboro chiropractor sentenced to prison for false personal injury claim

June 25, 2014

Wilkes-Barre man sentenced to prison on drug charges

Maryland man sentenced to prison on drug charges

Wilkes-Barre man sentenced to prison on drug charges

Former postmaster charged with embezzlement

Criminal immigration charges brought against two illegal aliens

Man charged with robbing Sovereign Bank

Four York men indicted for distributing crack cocaine, cociane and heroin

June 26, 2014

York County man sentenced to twenty years for receipt of child pornography

June 27, 2014

Luzerne county man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of a minor

Lancaster man sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for sales of bath salts and synthetic marijuana

June 30, 2014

Former president and owner of Schuylkill Products sentenced in largest disadvantaged business enterprise fraud in nation's history

Hazleton man charged with drug trafficking offense

Clarks Summit man pleads guilty to producing child pornography

Berks County man pleads guilty to participating in multi-county drug conspiracy

Former MoneyGram and Western Union outlet operator sentenced to federal prison for consumer fraud and money laundering

 

May 2014

May 1, 2014

New Jersey man pleads guilty to heroin trafficking

May 2, 2014

Pittston man sentenced for involvement in cocaine distribution conspiracy

May 5, 2014

Five Monroe County residents and two California men indicted for methamphetamine trafficking

Final member "Felony Lane Gang" sentenced to over five years in prison

May 8, 2014

Carlisle woman charged with Social Security fraud

May 12, 2014

Bank branch manager charged with defrauding customers

Carlisle resident arrested for child pornography and abuse of a child

May 13, 2014

Luzerne County woman sentenced to 26 months for tampering with a consumer product

Luzerne County man pleads guilty to heroin conspiracy

May 14, 2014

Lackawanna County man sentenced for his role in tax fraud

Former Dunmore man sentenced to nine years' imprisonment for distributing heroin

Army Colonel charged federally with possession and distribution of child pornography

Shippensburg man federally charged with unlawful distribution of cocaine

Criminal immigration charges brought against three illegal aliens

May 15, 2014

Luzerne County woman pleads guilty to transporting a person in interstate commerce to engage in prostitution

May 16, 2014

Luzerne County man charged with illegally possessing a firearm

May 19, 2014

Correction: charges against Indian citizen were dismissed prior to unseal of federal indictment charging export license violation

May 22, 2014

Nine mid-state residents charged with running an illegal gambling operation

May 30, 2014

Real estate agent sentenced to five years in prison for conspiracy to defraud investors and lenders

Luzerne County Court employee charged federally with stealing county funds

 

April 2014

April 1, 2014

The government’s response concurring in defendant Musto’s motion for temporary release from custody for medical treatment

To view a copy of the Government's response, click here.

New York man charged with attempting to rob a Milford convenience store

Carbon County man sentenced to prison for federal firearms offense

MoneyGram/Western Union agent receives 15 year federal prison sentence for telemarketing fraud scheme

April 2, 2014

Export scheme charges unsealed in U.S. District Court

Pennsylvania man federally charged with delivery of a controlled substance

April 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Justice to mark National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

April 4, 2014

Federal inmate charged with attempted murder at Canaan

April 7, 2014

York woman charged with Social Security fraud

Wilkes-Barre woman charged with cocaine and heroin trafficking

April 8, 2014

Former Carbon County man sentenced to 188 months in prision for receiving and distributing child pornography

Dominican man charged with illegal reentry

April 10, 2014

Carbon County man sentenced to prison for federal cocaine trafficking charges

April 11, 2014

Government files sentencing memorandum in United States v. Robert Mericle

To view a copy of the Memorandum, click here.

April 14, 2014

Former treasurer for Communications Workers of America Local 88329 charged with falsifying records

April 16, 2014

Two Mexican citizens charged with illegal reentry

Former Lackawanna County attorney sentenced to prison for federal income tax fraud

April 17, 2014

Harrisburg man charged with manufacturing counterfeit U.S. currency

April 22, 2014

Harrisburg man sentenced to prison on firearms charges as part of on-going partnership to prosecute violent crime

Harrisburg businessman arrested and charged with federal tax fraud

April 23, 2014

Indictment unsealed charging Pennsylvania man and two additional individuals with conspiracy to illegally export restricted chemical laboratory equipment to Syria

Schuylkill County firm and chief officer charged with shipping machinery to Iran in violation of U.S. export license requirements

April 24, 2014

Kingston man pleads guilty to federal drug charge

April 25, 2014

Robert Mericle sentenced to one year in prison

Luzerne County man charged with heroin conspiracy

Old Forge pharmacist pleads guilty to health care fraud

Brooklyn man charged with passing counterfeit bills

Firearms dealer sentenced to 26 months in prison for conspiracy and tax evasion

Illegal alien receives time-served sentence

April 29, 2014

Third woman in Carbon County cocaine conspiracy sentenced to prison

April 30, 2014

Getaway driver in Milford mini-market robberies sentenced to 90 months’ imprisonment

 

March 2014

March 3, 2014

Glen Rock man charged with defrauding 21 investors of over $400,000

March 5, 2014

Luzerne County man pleads guilty to bath salts distribution conspiracy

March 6, 2014

Allenwood inmate charged with possession of a weapon

March 7, 2014

Hanover Township man sentenced for distribution of crack cocaine

March 11, 2014

Clarks Summit man pleads guilty to threatening to kill the president

Scranton physician and wife charged with $431,500 currency transaction conspiracy

Clarks Summit man charged with producing child pornography and online enticement of a minor

New York man charged federally with identity theft

March 19, 2014

Leader of million dollar "Felony Lane Gang" sentenced to over fifteen years in prison

Convenience store robber sentenced to 80 months' imprisonment

Convicted felon charged federally with possessing a stolen firearm

March 20, 2014

Mechanicsburg doctor and owner of two medical facilities sentenced to 15 months imprisonment

March 21, 2014

Three York men indicted for the armed distribution of crack cocaine, cocaine and heroin

March 25, 2014

New York City man sentenced for involvement in cocaine distribution conspiracy

New Jersey man charged with heroin trafficking in Kingston

March 26, 2014

Franklin and Cumberland County drug trafficking conspirators charged federally in connection with local man's death

Wilkes-Barre brothers charged with drug trafficking offense

Hazleton man charged in drug trafficking conspiracy

Philadelphia woman pleads guilty to heroin trafficking conspiracy

March 27, 2014

Criminal immigration charges brought against four illegal aliens

March 28, 2014

Scranton man sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison for receiving, distributing, and possessing child pornography

 

February 2014

February 4, 2014

Luzerne County woman pleads guilty to tampering with consumer product

February 6, 2014

Luzerne County man sentenced to 15 years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography

February 7, 2014

Two persons charged with sex trafficking of children and related illegal firearms crimes

Herndon man charged with theft of insurance funds

Harrisburg man sentenced to 108 months in federal firearms case

Harrisburg doctor charged with distribution of child pornography

February 10, 2014

Resident of Harrisburg and New York convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine

February 12, 2014

Former employee of Forty Fort GM Foodmart Store pleads guilty to synthetic marijuana conspiracy

Former doctor enters guilty plea to child pornography distribution charges

Judge sentences Harrisburg man to 25 years imprisonment for cocaine trafficking

Luzerne County man pleads guilty to trafficking heroin and cocaine from 2009 to 2013

February 21, 2014

Former Integrity Bank branch manager charged with bank larceny

February 25, 2014

New Jersey man sentenced on federal bomb threat charge

February 26, 2014

Harrisburg man charged with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine

Criminal immigration charges brought against two illegal aliens

Former employee sentenced to five years for theft from Bon-Ton Stores Foundation

February 27, 2014

Local businessman sentenced to 87 months for misappropriation of federal funds, fraud and money laundering

 

January 2014

January 6, 2014

Westfield resident charged with Social Security benefits fraud

January 8, 2014

Court finds Musto not mentally competent to stand trial

To view a copy of the Opinion, click here.

Court of Appeals dismisses federal appeal of convicted former Penn State professor

To view a copy of the Opinion, click here.

Court upholds sentence of former police officer in child pornography case

To view a copy of the Opinion, click here.

January 9, 2014

U.S. Attorney's Office collects over $6 million on behalf of U.S. taxpayers in fiscal year 2013

Criminal immigration charges brought against seven illegal aliens

January 10, 2014

Texas firm and field operations supervisor sentenced for harboring and transporting illegal aliens used in north central Pennsylvania oil and gas survey work

January 13, 2014

Two former vice-presidents of Schuylkill Products, Inc. sentenced in largest disadvantaged business enterprise fraud in nation's history

Janaury 14, 2014

Luzerne County woman sentenced to probation with home confinement for misprision of a felony

New Jersey man charged with false statements to HUD

January 15, 2014

Federal inmate charged with possession of hand-made weapon

Two men charged federally with access device fraud

Alleged illegal alien indicted for failure to depart

Three Harrisburg men charged federally with Hobbs Act robbery and use of a firearm during a crime of violence

Former owner of Connecticut construction company sentenced in largest disadvantaged business enterprise fraud in nation’s history

January 16, 2014

Owner of Forty Fort GM Foodmart store charged with money laundering

Pike County man sentenced to 15 years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography

Man sentenced in identification fraud case

Janaury 17, 2014

Previously indicted Chambersburg woman charged with two counts of tampering with a witness

Drug trafficking indictment unsealed -- members of Williamsport heroin and crack distribution network in federal custody

January 21, 2014

Millcreek Township School District agrees to pay government $350,000 to resolve allegation of improper Medicaid reimbursement

January 22, 2014

Etters couple sentenced on federal tax evasion and bribery charges

Former bank supervisor charged with embezzling $316,324.00

Three people charged in heroin trafficking conspiracy

Two charged with drug trafficking offenses

Wilkes-Barre men charged with drug trafficking offenses

January 23, 2014

York woman charged federally with wire fraud

New Jersey man pleads guilty to making false statements to HUD

Hazleton man sentenced to 100 months in prison for robbing three banks

January 24, 2014

Owner of Forty Fort GM Foodmart store pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy

Owner of Harrisburg labor supply businesses charged with withholding tax fraud

Camp Hill marijuana trafficker sentenced to federal prison

Former president of Wyoming Area Education Association sentenced to prison for embezzlement of union funds

January 27, 2014

Bradford County husband and wife plead guilty to tax fraud scheme

Carbon County man pleads guilty to federal cocaine trafficking charge

January 28, 2014

Illegal alien indicted for failure to depart the United States

Old Forge pharmacist charged with health care fraud

January 29, 2014

Luzerne County man charged with trafficking heroin and cocaine

Criminal immigration charges brought against four illegal aliens

Leader of corrupt Canadian Moneygram agents re-sentenced on conspiracy & money laundering charges

Luzerne County man sentenced to 18 years' imprisonment for jewelry store robberies, bank robbery, and fraud

January 30, 2014

United States Files Motion In Connection With The Robert Mericle Case

To view a copy of the Government's Motion, click here.

United States District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo issues Order and Memorandum on January 29, 2014, in the case of United States v. Raphael J. Musto. To view a copy, click here.

January 31, 2014

Appeals court affirms life sentence for drug trafficker

Hazleton man charged in heroin and cocaine trafficking conspiracy

Former employee of Forty Fort GM Foodmart store charged with distributing synthetic marijuana

 

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