News and Press Releases

News and Press Releases

2011: Jan | Feb | Mar | April | May | Jun| Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

 

December 2011

December 21, 2011

Lackawanna County man charged with receiving and distributing child pornography

Schuylkill County middle school teacher charged with receiving and distributing child pornography

December 20, 2011

Man charged with murder of fellow inmate at USP Canaan

December 19, 2011

Camp Hill man sentenced to 235 months in federal prison for child pornography charges

Man pleads guilty to currency structuring to evade IRS reporting requirements

Indictment charging York County man with possession of child pornography unsealed

December 15, 2011

Former Dauphin County Assistant Program Administrator and two others sentenced this week for fraud and kickbacks in Home Loan Program

Harrisburg man charged with identity theft and mail fraud in unemployment benefits scheme

Mexican citizen encountered in Franklin County indicted for illegal reentry

Gettysburg Auto Exchange owner and manager plead guilty in federal court

Court affirms 160-month prison sentence for child pornography offender

December 14, 2011

Hanover Township man pleads guilty to child pornography offense

December 13, 2011

Schuylkill County drug trafficker sentenced to prison

December 9, 2011

Lebanon man indicted for failing to register in Pennsylvania as a sex offender

Federal inmate charged with assaulting correctional officer

December 8, 2011

Third defendant in mortgage fraud scheme sentenced to prison

Factoryville man sentenced on sexual abuse charge

December 6, 2011

Cambria County man pleads guilty to money laundering, mail and wire fraud charges

December 5, 2011

Three men charged in federal indictment alleging commercial bribery

December 2, 2011

New York City man sentenced to 46 months in prison for cocaine trafficking in Monroe County

December 1, 2011

Pennsylvania hospice to pay U.S. $10.56 million settlement

New Jersey man indicted on federal drug charges

 

November 2011

November 30, 2011

Kingston man sentenced to prison for marijuana trafficking

Four defendants in Schuylkill County drug case sentenced to prison

November 23, 2011

Gettysburg Auto Exchange Owner and Manager charged with fraud against charities

November 22, 2011

Internet escort services firms charged with money laundering plead guilty in federal court

Lackawanna County man indicted for conspiracy to distribute heroin

Schuylkill County man pleads guilty to drug conspiracy

November 18, 2011

Former executive director of Schuylkill County victim center pleads guilty to federal charge

Dunmore man charged with bank robbery and car theft

Appellate court upholds 10-year prison sentence for crack dealer

November 17, 2011

Repeat sex offender sentenced to 30 years in federal prison

U. S. Attorney's Office collects over $20 million in civil & criminal actions in FY 2011

November 16, 2011

Etters couple indicted for alleged bribery of an IRS agent

Mexican citizen encountered in Lackawanna County indicted for illegal reentry

Former Middle Smithfield Township supervisor charged with false statements regarding health care matters

November 15, 2011

Local businessman involved in the now abandoned Harrisburg Capital View Commerce Center pleads guilty in federal court

November 14, 2011

Statement by United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Peter J. Smith in regards to the Sandusky charges

Leaders of Carlisle cocaine trafficking ring plead guilty in federal court

November 11, 2011

The U.S. Attorney's Office announces the indictment of six individuals charged in unrelated allegations of immigration fraud

York County man sentenced on charge of illegally possessing body armor

November 9, 2011

Four Luzerne County men indicted on stolen firearms and heroin trafficking charges

November 7, 2011

Former York County real estate agent convicted of wire fraud and money laundering

November 4, 2011

Luzerne County attorney who helped former Judges Ciavarella and Conahan avoid detection in Tax and Honest Services Fraud scheme sentenced to 18 months in prison

Luzerne County man pleads guilty to child pornography charge

November 3, 2011

Lewisburg man charged possession of child pornography

November 2, 2011

Federal officials announce the arrests of five Wilkes-Barre residents charged with distribution of ephedrine and bath salts

Monroe County man pleads guilty to wire fraud in investment scheme

November 1, 2011

Luzerne County man sentenced to prison for mortgage fraud scheme

Internet escort services firms charged with money laundering; agree to fine and forfeiture totaling $6.4 million

 

October 2011

October 31, 2011

Palmyra woman charged with defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs of her parent's disability compensation funds

October 28, 2011

Scranton couple convicted of conspiracy to defraud estate of deceased aunt

October 27, 2011

Stroudsburg man sentenced to 66 months in prison for illegal possession of a firearm

U.S. Justice Department files suit against Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to protect employment rights of U.S. Army Reservist

Cumberland County man convicted on charge of stealing $38,000 in benefits from Social Security Administration

Williamsport man indicted on federal firearm charge

October 26, 2011

New Oxford couple convicted of federal production of child pornography charges

Two Scranton men indicted for bank robbery

October 24, 2011

Masonic Villages of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania agrees to pay the United States $325,080 to resolve disputed Medicare claim payments

October 21, 2011

VA employee pleads guilty to prescription drug fraud

Hershey man federally sentenced for receiving and distributing child pornography

Maryland couple charged with four Pennsylvania bank robberies

Dover woman charged with $400,000 money order fraud

October 19, 2011

Former Monroe County businessman sentenced to 14 years in prison for child pornography offense

Middle District U.S. Attorney's Office staff members recognized by Attorney General Holder at annual awards ceremony

Hazleton man sentenced for selling heroin

October 18, 2011

Monroe County man's involvement in stolen heavy equipment ring results in eight years' imprisonment

October 14, 2011

North Carolina man sentenced to ten years' imprisonment for discharging a firearm during attempted kidnapping

October 11, 2011

Luzerne County man charged with tampering with consumer products

Three Reading men indicted for Schuylkill County bank robbery

October 7, 2011

Adobe PDF Court document - U.S. District Court issues decision denying former Lackawanna County Commissioners Robert Cordaro's motions seeking a new trial

October 5, 2011

Former police officer pleads guilty to child pornography charge

Millersburg resident charged with attempt to manufacture drugs in residence

October 3, 2011

Luzerne County man sentenced to five years in federal prison for crack cocaine trafficking

Grand jury indicts two Schuylkill County men for oxycontin trafficking

 

September 2011

September 30, 2011

Pike County man sentenced for illegal purchase of firearm

September 29, 2011

Ashley man pleads guilty to drug trafficking and damaging property subject to forfeiture

Schuylkill County man sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking

Adams County resident indicted for document fraud

September 23, 2011

Cumberland County man sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for production of child pornography

Former Pennsylvania County President Judge Michael Conahan sentenced to prison term of seventeen and a half years

- - Statement of Assistant United States Attorney William S. Houser at the sentencing in United States v. Michael Conahan

September 22, 2011

Monroe County man sentenced for selling cocaine

Jamaican man sentenced to more than 7 years in prison on charges of hindering removal

September 21, 2011

Alleged postal money order thief indicted by grand jury

September 20, 2011

Monroe County man indicted on federal cocaine trafficking charges

Harrisburg man sentenced to more than 21 years in prison on federal drug trafficking charges

Owner of Harrisburg-based health care services company sentenced for visa fraud and money laundering scheme

September 15, 2011

Fourth Canadian resident pleads guilty to charges related to MoneyGram scheme

Harrisburg man indicted for failure to appear for sentencing after being convicted of receipt of child pornography

Man indicted for hindering removal

September 14, 2011

Former state corrections officer sentenced to nine years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography

September 12, 2011

Monroe County man enters guilty plea to federal charges related to pipe bomb incidents

September 8, 2011

Carbondale man sentenced for selling crack cocaine

September 7, 2011

Former New Jersey police officer sentenced to 85 months in prison for committing multiple bank robberies

September 2, 2011

Operator of Lackawanna County business charged with tax evasion

Former head of State College medical billing firm sentenced for $2.46 million embezzlement of health insurance reimbursements

Plains podiatrist sentenced in health care fraud

September 1, 2011

Lancaster couple indicted on charges they allegedly defrauded HUD out of $70,000

Cumberland County landlord and tenant indicted on charges they allegedly defrauded HUD out of over $23,000

Allenwood Penitentiary inmate charged with possessing cellphone

 

August 2011

August 31, 2011

U.S. Marshals arrest Harrisburg man for failure to appear for sentencing on child pornography charges

August 29, 2011

Former co-owner of central Pennsylvania mortgage brokerage firm and two employees sentenced in federal court

August 25, 2011

Pike County man sentenced to prison for mortgage fraud scheme

Alleged armed drug dealer from Harrisburg charged and arrested

Three Harrisburg men indicted on unrelated federal drug charges

Scranton man sentenced to 180 months in federal prison for producing child pornography

Two men encountered in Lycoming County indicted for illegal reentry

Man encountered in Wayne County indicted for illegal reentry

August 24, 2011

North Carolina woman sentenced to ten years' imprisonment for attempted kidnapping

August 23, 2011

York man pleads guilty to federal housing program fraud

August 19, 2011

Carbon County man pleads guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography

August 18, 2011

Federal court upholds sentence and restitution order against Charles A. Costanzo, former administrator of the Lackawanna County's workers compensation fund

August 16, 2011

Major Lebanon County cocaine and crack cocaine dealer pleads guilty and sentenced in federal court

August 15, 2011

Man involved in a collection scam targeting law firms in the United States and Canada extradited to United States

August 11, 2011

Former Pennsylvania County President Judge and Juvenile Judge Mark Ciavarella sentenced to prison term of 28 years

----Statement by United States Attorney Peter J. Smith after the sentencing of former Judge Mark A. Ciavarella

August 10, 2011

Tobyhanna man sentenced on drug and firearm offenses

Bradford County man sentenced to 12 years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography

Former Lakeland School District Transportation Director pleads guilty to federal program fraud

York man sentenced to 152 months in prison for three county violent crime spree

August 8, 2011

Former Berwick bank employee sentenced for embezzling more than $700,000

August 4, 2011

Cocaine trafficker sentenced to 78 months in federal prison

Cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana trafficker sentenced to 120 months in prison

Shippensburg tax defier ordered detained for cutting off his electronic monitoring device

August 3, 2011

Hanover man convicted of criminal conspiracy, arson and interstate transportation of stolen property

August 2, 2011

Geisinger Medical Center agrees to pay government $1.3 million to resolve questioned Medicare claims

 

July 2011

July 29, 2011

Wellsboro man charged with illegal possession of a weapon

July 28, 2011

Two New York men charged with cocaine trafficking in Tioga County

Lewisburg inmate charged with possession of contraband weapon

July 21, 2011

Second Canadian resident pleads guilty to charges related to Moneygram scheme

Russian national federally sentenced for involvement in export smuggling operation

July 14, 2011

Leader of Central Pennsylvania drug conspiracy sentenced to life in federal prison

Cumberland County man indicted on charge of stealing close to $40,000 in benefits from Social Security Administration

July 13, 2011

Alleged Luzerne County drug traffickers charged

July 12, 2011

York Haven resident charged for failure to register as a sex offender pleads guilty

York resident charged federally with failing to register as sex offender

July 11, 2011

Federal embezzlement charges filed against two mid-state union officials

July 8, 2011

Shamokin man charged with failing to deliver mail

Georgia man sentenced for student loan fraud

July 7, 2011

Man sentenced for operating a multi-state internet-based prostitution, money laundering and identity theft operation

July 6, 2011

Convicted Carbondale physician excluded from participation in all federal health care programs

July 6, 2011

Taylor man indicted for possession with intent to distribute drugs

June 2011

June 30, 2011

Wayne County man sentenced to prison for illegal firearms purchases

June 29, 2011

Man indicted for allegedly damaging a Marcellus Shale pipeline

June 24, 2011

United States Attorney's Office makes statement concerning the incident involving a federal witness

June 23, 2011

Harrisburg pharmacist sentenced to 51 months in prison for the internet distribution of prescription drugs
without valid prescriptions

June 22, 2011

U.S. Attorney's Office announces jury verdict and $355,000 forfeiture against Lackawanna County commissioners Robert C. Cordaro and Anthony J. Munchak

Schuylkill County man sentenced to prison for drug trafficking offense

Former Hazle Township man sentenced to 8 years in prison for child pornography offense

June 21, 2011

Two Luzerne County men charged with theft from Monroe County firearms dealer

June 20, 2011

Two Luzerne County men arrested for allegedly importing and trafficking GBL and steroids

June 15, 2011

Albany woman sentenced to five years in prison for crack cocaine trafficking

June 14, 2011

Divine Providence Hospital agrees to pay government almost $600,000 to resolve allegation of improper Medicare claims

June 13, 2011

Federal officials announce the arrest of two fugitives charged for their involvement in eleven bank robberies

Schuylkill County man sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking

June 10, 2011

Indictment charging 20 people on federal cocaine distribution charges unsealed

June 9, 2011

Wilkes-Barre man indicted on federal drug charges

June 8, 2011

Two individuals charged as part of on-going corruption investigation sentenced today

Luzerne County man indicted on federal heroin trafficking and firearms charges

June 7, 2011

Brooklyn man sentenced to prison for drug trafficking

June 6, 2011

Cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana trafficker sentenced to 120 months in prison

June 2, 2011

Crack cocaine trafficker sentenced to 80 months in prison

Heroin dealer sentenced to 18 months in prison

Federal officials announce the unsealing of a superseding indictment charging nine individuals for their alleged involvement in eleven bank robberies

June 1, 2011

Delta man charged with firearms conspiracy

May 2011

May 26, 2011

Owner of settlement company sentenced to prison term for federal wire fraud charges

Canadian citizen pleads guilty to charges related to Moneygram scheme

Pike County man enters guilty plea and sentenced for thefts at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Two Luzerne County bank tellers plead guilty to charge of conspiring to commit theft

May 25, 2011

Federal and state officials hold training conference on criminal enforcement of oil and natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale

May 24, 2011

Lancaster County woman sentenced for wire fraud related to local real estate settlement firm and national real estate title insurance company

May 17, 2011

Two Monroe County men indicted on federal charges related to pipe bomb incidents

Five individuals indicted for operating a multi-state prostitution network

May 16, 2011

Danville woman sentenced to 30 months' imprisonment for the embezzlement of money from American Hose and Chemical Fire Company

May 13, 2011

Man convicted of stealing a tractor trailer and using it to transport thousands of pounds of pot sentenced

May 12, 2011

Former Dauphin County residents indicted for production of fraudulent identification documents

Man federally charged with drug trafficking and firearms offenses

Plains Township man charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine

May 11, 2011

Baltimore man sentenced in connection with $35 million tax fraud conspiracy

Monroe County man charged with wire fraud in fraudulent loans scheme

May 6, 2011

East Stroudsburg man sentenced to 97 months in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography

May 5, 2011

Philadelphia man indicted on York robbery charges

May 4, 2011

Federal officials announce the filing of a criminal information charging a Luzerne County businessman with making a corrupt payment to influence officil action

Pike County man indicted for producing, receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography

New York City man and Monroe County woman indicted on federal cocaine trafficking charges

May 2, 2011

Scranton man found guilty in worker's compensation fraud scheme

Bensalem woman charged with defrauding the government of more than $100,000 in benefits from Department of Housing and Urban Development

April 2011

April 29, 2011

New York man sentenced to nine years in federal prison for illegal gun purchases

April 28, 2011

Monroe County man charged with mail fraud and identity

Williamsport man indicted on federal drug charges

April 27, 2011

Montandon man charged following nationwide law enforcement operation targeting individuals possessing and trading child pornography

April 22, 2011

Man residing in Dauphin County indicted for illegal reentry

Man residing in Franklin County indicted for illegal reentry

April 21, 2011

York County man found guilty of illegally possessing body armor

Tobyhanna man charged with drug and firearm offenses

New York man sentenced to prison for illegal gun purchases

April 20, 2011

Mountaintop couple charged with filing false tax returns

April 19, 2011

Kingston man sentenced to prison for downloading child pornography

Grand jury indicts two suspects for oxycontin trafficking

Three Schuylkill County drug traffickers plead guilty

Luzerne County man sentenced for child pornography offense

Scranton man sentenced to prison for possessing child pornography

April 18, 2011

Adobe PDF document - U.S. Attorney's Office files brief in response to Ciavarella's post trial motions

April 15, 2011

Watsontown man charged with firearms offenses

April 13, 2011

Two charged with filing fraudulent tax return claims

April 8, 2011

Former Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Judge Michael T. Toole sentenced in federal court

April 7, 2011

15 indicted for conspiracy to distribute cocaine throughout Scranton

Springbrook Township man found guilty of receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography

Wilkes-Barre man sentenced for internet enticement of minor

Selinsgrove woman charged with bank larceny

April 1, 2011

Former Western Union and Moneygram agents indicted on federal telemarketing fraud charges

March 2011

March 31, 2011

Wyoming County man charged with receiving and distributing child pornography

New Jersey woman pleads guilty to HUD fraud

March 30, 2011

Former operator of York County real estate firm charged with $2.7 million mortgage fraud scheme

March 29, 2011

Second superseding indictment filed against former Majority Lackawanna County Commissioners Robert C. Cordaro and Anthony J. Munchak

March 25, 2011

Three inmates serving sentences at the U.S. Penitentiary in Lewisburg indicted

Two men residing in central Pennsylvania indicted for illegal reentry

March 24, 2011

Schuylkill County man sentenced to prison for drug, gambling, and tax offenses

Bradford County man admits to receiving and distributing child pornography

Lebanon women charged with federal housing program fraud

Reading man allegedly selling crack cocaine in the Harrisburg area indicted

Two Harrisburg men arraigned on gun and drug trafficking charges as well as car-jacking

New Oxford couple indicted on federal child pornography charges

March 22, 2011

Former union secretary/treasurer charged with embezzlement

Court upholds New York drug dealer's conviction

March 17, 2011

Former president of Dallas Youth Basketball Association sentenced to five years in prison for child pornography offense

Convicted felon indicted for possession of a loaded firearm

Steelton woman indicted on charge of stealing more thatn $200,000 in benefits from Social Security Administration

Carlisle woman indicted for trying to obstruct the administration of IRS laws

March 16, 2011

Three Luzerne County men indicted on child pornography charges

March 15, 2011

Hanover man who operated local company involved in the lease and operation of several Jiffy Lube franchises charged

Former podiatrist charged with health care fraud

March 10, 2011

Three charged for their involvement in the February robbery of Americhoice Federal Credit Union in Camp Hill

Man residing in Dauphin County indicted for illegal reentry

March 9, 2011

Former Executive Director for the Redevelopment Authority for the city of Shamokin sentenced

Kennel operators indicted for conspiracy, aggravated identity theft, and mail fruad in dog sales

March 7, 2011

Three sentenced for conducting trucking fraud

March 1, 2011

Police search upheld and child pornography offender's 151-month prison sentence affirmed

Final defendants involved in Williamsport and Milton area crack cocaine distribution ring federally sentenced

New Jersey woman charged with HUD fraud

Former Hazle Township man admits to child pornography offense

Brooklyn man admits to distributing drugs in Luzerne County

February 2011

February 28, 2011

President of electroplating company charged with Clean Water Act violation

New Jersey man sentenced to 10 years for attempted internet enticement of a minor

Monroe County man charged with wire fraud

February 24, 2011

State College health care provider sentenced to jail for making false statements in connection with benefit payments

Hershey man charged with receiving and distributing child pornography

Head of State College medical billing firm to plead guilty to $2.46 million embezzlement of health insurance reimbursements

Cumberland County woman indicted for passing thousands of dollars in bad checks at the Carlisle Barracks

Man residing in Adams County indicted for illegal reentry

February 23, 2011

Operators of a Pennsylvania based charter bus company consent to an order to cease operations and refrain from associating with other unauthorized bus companies

Drug trafficker's 87-month prison sentence affirmed

February 17, 2011

Former Dauphin County Assistant Program Administrator charged with fraud and kickbacks in home loan program

Two indicted for string of armed bank robberies in York County

February 10, 2011

Pike County man charged with thefts at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

February 9, 2011

Scranton couple charged with conspiracy to defraud estate of deceased aunt

Captured fugitive charged with failure to report for sentence

Inmate indicted for threat against former prosecutor

Previously deported man residing in Scranton charged with reentry of an illegal alien

February 1, 2011

Factoryville man charged with abuse of minor at Lewisburg prison facility

 

January 2011

January 31, 2011

Monroe County man pleads guilty to receiving child pornography

January 28, 2011

Second Luzerne County bank teller charged with conspiring to commit theft

January 27, 2011

Child pornography offender's 210-month prison sentence affirmed

January 26, 2011

Luzerne County bank teller charged with conspiring to commit theft

Schuylkill County man charged with producing and trafficking in child pornography

January 25, 2011

Former New Jersey police officer indicted for bank robbery

January 24, 2011

Complaint filed seeking injunction and penalties against Pennsylvania based charter bus company and its operators for federal safety violations

January 21, 2011

York County consultant sentenced to prison for $1.5 million fraud scheme

January 20, 2011

Allentown man sentenced for his involvement in pharmaceutical drug fraud

Two Harrisburg men charged with escape

January 19, 2011

Scranton cocaine and heroin supplier sentenced to 120 months

January 18, 2011

Gilberton Borough councilman sentenced to prison for drug offense

Georgia man pleads guilty to student loan fraud

January 14, 2011

Final defendant associated with an armed robbery group sentenced to 106 years in prison

January 11, 2011

Local insurance executive charged as part of the Luzerne County public corruption investigation sentenced to probation

January 7, 2011

York County drug trafficker pleads guilty to federal charges

Luzerne County man sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography

January 5, 2011

Arrest warrant issued after Joseph Donahue fails to report to begin serving 121-month federal prison sentence

David Dodd charged with bankruptcy fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering related to million dollar PNC Bank loan

 

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