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Pennsylvania Men Wanted In Canada For Alleged Violent Acts Committed At The 2010 G-20 Economic Summit In Toronto Extradited

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2013

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that two Pennsylvania men wanted in Canada for their alleged violent acts committed at the 2010 G-20 Economic Summit held in Toronto have been extradited to face charges in Canada.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, pursuant to an extradition treaty between the United States and Canada, Richard Dean Morano, and Kevin Chianella, both of Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, were arrested.

     Morano was arrested, without incident, by the United States Marshals Service for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on February 21, 2013. Chianella surrendered to the United States Marshals Service on February 28.  

     According to Canadian court documents, Morano, a United States citizen, is alleged to have committed riotous acts at the G-20 Economic Summit on June 26, 2010. Canadian authorities have charged Morano with Mischief over $5,000(6 counts); Intimidation of Justice System participant; Obstructing a peace officer; Assaulting a peace officer with a weapon; Mischief endangering life(3 counts); Disguise with intent to commit an indictable offense and Theft. A warrant for his arrest was issued by the City of Toronto, Province of Ontario on March 4, 2011.

     According to Canadian court documents, Chianella, a United States citizen, is alleged to have committed riotous acts at the G-20 Economic Summit on June 26, 2010. Canadian authorities have charged Chianella with Mischief over $5,000(21 counts); Attempted mischief(3 counts); Intimidation of Justice System participant(2 counts); Obstructing a peace officer; Assaulting a peace officer with a weapon; Assault with a weapon; Assault; Mischief endangering life(12 counts); Attempt mischief endangering life(2 counts); Arson; Break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence; Disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence; and Theft(3 counts). A warrant for his arrest was issued by the City of Toronto, Province of Ontario on March 4, 2011.

     Both men waived their extradition rights and were turned over to Canadian authorities Tuesday.

     Assistant U.S. Attorney William A. Behe in the Harrisburg office of the U.S. Attorney handled the filing of the extradition complaints and compliance with the extradition treaty. Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa in the Scranton office of the U.S. Attorney handled the court proceedings before Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson and U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Blewitt. 

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