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Archives: 2012

December 2013

December 20, 2013

Luzerne County woman charged with tampering with consumer product

December 19, 2013

Lehigh County couple charged with passing counterfeit U.S. currency in five Pennsylvania counties

New Jersey man charged with possession of heroin as result of Carlisle truck stop arrest

Two men sentenced for interstate stolen credit card scheme and bank fraud

Eight charged federally for illegal distribution of bath salts in Bradford County

December 17, 2013

Former Lackawanna County family court guardian ad litem pleads guilty to federal income tax fraud

December 13, 2013

Harrisburg woman sentenced for harboring illegal aliens

December 12, 2013

Court upholds revocation of federal firearms license of Adams County gun dealer

December 11, 2013

Philadelphia man pleads guilty to armed robbery of Kranich’s Jewelry Store in State College

December 10, 2013

Luzerne County man charged with drug and gun offenses

Carbon County man pleads guilty to federal cocaine trafficking charges

Dingmans Ferry man charged with assaulting a federal law enforcement officer at the Delaware Water Gap

December 9, 2013

New York man sentenced to 136 months’ imprisonment for escape and robbery of Dunmore Bank

Waynesboro chiropractor pleads guilty

December 6, 2013

Lebanon County man charged with million dollar investment fraud scheme

December 5, 2013

Two former New Jersey residents sentenced to federal prison for multiple armed robberies in Luzerne, Schuylkill and Carbon Counties

December 4, 2013

Spouse of former Lackawanna County Guardian Ad Litem pleads guilty to federal income tax fraud misdemeanor

December 3, 2013

Two Luzerne County men charged with sex trafficking of children and producing and transporting child pornography

 

November 2013

November 22, 2013

Indictments unsealed charging four individuals associated with Penn National Racetrack with fraud

November 21, 2013

Second superseding indictment returned charging former Pennsylvania State Senator Raphael J. Musto

Federal jury convicts York County man for receipt of child pornography

November 19, 2013

Statement of the United States Attorney regarding the U.S. District Court’s ruling in United States vs. Anthony Lupas, Jr.

Shamokin Dam resident charged with providing contraband to Allenwood inmate

Appeals Court affirms sentence for Olson’s wire fraud offense

November 15, 2013

Gettysburg attorney pleads guilty to defrauding clients of over $3 million

Former Vice President at Harrisburg Area Community College pleads guilty

November 14, 2013

Former teller charged with bank theft

November 13, 2013

Harrisburg man classified as “armed career criminal” and sentenced to 224 months in federal firearms case

Third Carbon County woman pleads guilty to federal cocaine trafficking charges

November 6, 2013

Harrisburg man charged federally with use of the telephone and text messaging to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity

Schuylkill County man sentenced to prison for oxycontin trafficking conspiracy

Harrisburg woman charged with conspiracy to submit false claims to the IRS

November 5, 2013

New York City man sentenced to prison for federal cocaine trafficking charges

November 4, 2013

Cameron County man sentenced to 171 months in prison for armed carjacking

Gettysburg attorney charged federally with defrauding clients of over $3 million

 

October 2013

October 31, 2013

Harrisburg man sentenced to 11 years for drug trafficking

Luzerne County man pleads guilty to jewelry store robberies, bank robbery and fraud

Duryea woman sentenced for involvement in cocaine distribution conspiracy

Pittston man sentenced for involvement in cocaine distribution conspiracy

October 29, 2013

Former Carbon County man pleads guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography

October 28, 2013

Peckville man sentenced for online enticement of minors

October 24, 2013

Guyanan citizen sentenced to 104 months’ imprisonment for drug trafficking

October 23, 2013

Harrisburg man charged federally for attempting to arrange son’s escape from prison

Steelton resident involved in confrontation with Harrisburg Police charged with federal firearm violations

Luzerne County man pleads guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography

October 22, 2013

Former Vice President at Harrisburg Area Community College charged with wire fraud

More than $4 million in seized assets distributed to federal, state and local agencies

Monroe County man sentenced to prison for federal cocaine trafficking charges

Getaway driver in the robbery of a Dunmore Bank pleads guilty

Former President of Wyoming Area Education Association pleads guilty to embezzlement of union funds

Scranton man pleads guilty to receiving, distributing, and possessing child pornography

Former employee of Bon-Ton Stores Foundation pleads guilty to $1.2 million wire fraud and tax evasion

Tobyhanna man pleads guilty to preparing and filing false tax returns

Citizen of Cameroon indicted for hindering removal

Mexican citizen residing in Adams County indicted for document fraud

Carbon County man pleads guilty to federal firearms charges

Duryea man charged with drug trafficking offense

Sunbury woman indicted for theft of mail and access device fraud

Convenience store robber charged

October 21, 2013

Financial consultant pleads guilty to fraud

New York man pleads guilty to conspiring to distribute cocaine

Hazleton man pleads guilty to robbing three banks

Former Scranton couple sentenced for conspiracy to defraud the estate of deceased aunt

October 18, 2013

Federal Judge rules that local businessman liable for over $20 million in restitution

To view a copy of the Opinion, click here.

 

September 2013

September 30, 2013

Former Florida man pleads guilty to murder-for-hire conspiracy and related crimes

Philadelphia man sentenced to 60 months in prison for forging federal Judge’s signature to escape from prison

 

Monroe County man sentenced to prison for federal cocaine trafficking charges

Monroe County man enters guilty plea to filing of false ERISA documents

September 27, 2013

York County man sentenced to 22 years in prison for cocaine trafficking and firearms charges

September 26, 2013

Mechanicsburg man sentenced for tax evasion

Harrisburg man charged federally with firearm violation as result of drug transaction dispute

York man charged with impersonating FBI agent

September 25, 2013

Reading man sentenced to seven years for role in Berks-Schuylkill County drug ring

Dunmore tax return preparer sentenced for tax evasion

Pike County man pleads guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography

September 24, 2013

Former president of Wyoming Area Education Association charged with embezzlement

September 20, 2013

Duryea Man Sentenced For Cocaine Distribution

September 18, 2013

Nesspor sentenced to prison for oxycontin trafficking conspiracy

September 17, 2013

California man sentenced to prison for federal marijuana trafficking charges

September 16, 2013

Man indicted for robbery of First National Bank in Loganton, Pennsylvania and two banks in Somerset and Cambria Counties

Allenwood inmate indicted for assault of another inmate

Inmate indicted for assaulting corrections officers

September 13, 2013

Lake Ariel man sentenced for receipt and distribution of child pornography

September 12, 2013

Schuylkill County man sentenced for production of child pornography

Clarks Summit man charged with threatening the President

Wyoming County man sentenced to federal prison for receipt and distribution of child pornography and possession of a destructive device

September 11, 2013

Two indicted on counterfeit charges

Wilkes-Barre man charged with distributing heroin

Luzerne County man charged with receiving and distributing child pornography

Monroe County woman sentenced to prison for federal cocaine trafficking and money laundering charges

Lehigh County man charged with receiving and distributing child pornography

September 6, 2013

Federal escapee pleads guilty to escape and the robbery of Dunmore Bank

September 5, 2013

Monroe County man charged with possessing GBL

Jewelry store robber sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment

Harrisburg man convicted for the illegal possession of a firearm

Former bank employee charged with embezzlement

Nigerian national sentenced to 100 months for involvement in scheme to defraud lawyers out of millions

Monroe County man charged with false ERISA documents

 

August 2013

August 29, 2013

Three charged with illegal reentry

August 28, 2013

York man sentenced to 20 years in prison for violent armed carjacking that left the victim paralyzed

North Carolina man charged with making false internet bomb threat to federal prison

Two former New Jersey residents plead guilty to multiple armed robberies in Luzerne, Schuylkill and Carbon counties

August 27, 2013

Camp Hill marijuana trafficker pleads guilty

August 22, 2013

Scranton man convicted of murder-for-hire conspiracy and related crimes

August 21, 2013

Fulton County investment advisor convicted of 21 counts of fraud

Harrisburg man indicted for crack cocaine trafficking

August 20, 2013

Former treasurer for Steelworkers Local 635 charged with falsifying records

 

August 15, 2013

Federal escapee allegedly involved in the robbery of Dunmore bank charged

August 13, 2013

Appeals court affirms life sentence for drug conspiracy leader

August 8, 2013

Cameron County man convicted on charges related to armed carjacking

Mexican citizen indicted for illegal reentry

Lebanon County man pleads guilty to stealing $60,000 from credit union

Harrisburg mother and grandmother indicted and charged with social security fraud and theft of government funds

August 7, 2013

Texas man sentenced to prison for federal cocaine trafficking charges

August 6, 2013

Wilkes-Barre man charged with counterfeiting

Former debt counselor charged with fraud

Monroe County man sentenced to prison for federal cocaine trafficking and money laundering charges

August 2, 2013

Indictment unsealed following arrest charging three with the alleged violent robbery of jewelry store

 

July 2013

July 31, 2013

New Jersey woman to enter guilty plea in an interstate conspiracy involving bank fraud, money laundering and drug manufacturing charges

July 26, 2013

Lemont man charged with illegally structuring of credit union deposits totaling $372,321

July 25, 2013

Four charged with illegal reentry

Remaining defendants in foreign worker fraud scheme sentenced

July 23, 2013

Coal Township man charged with failing to report earned income

July 22, 2013

Texas man convicted in $3.9 million money laundering scheme

July 18, 2013

United States reaches an agreement with XTO Energy to prevent waste spills from natural gas exploration and production

July 17, 2013

Hazleton man sentenced for $150,000 fraud

Williamsport resident sentenced to 70 months on federal tax charges

Wyoming County man sentenced to federal prison for theft from an employee benefit plan and failure to file a tax return

July 11, 2013

Two Luzerne County residents charged federally for distribution of prohibited “bath salts”

July 10, 2013

Two Mexican citizens residing in Dauphin County charged with document fraud in separate indictments

York resident indicted for failing to register as sex offender

July 3, 2013

Jury convicts former MoneyGram agent of telemarketing fraud scheme

July 1, 2013

York City man indicted for drug trafficking and possession of a firearm

 

June 2013

June 28, 2013

Three York City men indicted for drug trafficking

June 27, 2013

Two Harrisburg-based U.S. Postal Inspectors receive award for consumer fraud work

June 25, 2013

Federal inmate indicted in Pennsylvania for murder of correctional officer

Man owing more than $90,000 in child support pleads guilty to failure to pay

Allentown man charged with making false statements to HUD

June 20, 2013

Scranton man enters guilty plea in conspiracy case involving illegal aliens

June 19, 2013

Mexican citizen indicted for illegal reentry

June 18, 2013

Northampton County man sentenced to prison for federal cocaine trafficking charges

June 17, 2013

United States Attorney’s Office announces support for Attorney General’s mobile street crime unit

Mexican national sentenced to six years for role in Berks-Schuylkill County drug ring

June 13, 2013

Hanover Pennsylvania heroin dealer sentenced to 20 years in prison in connection with two heroin overdose-related deaths

Federal jury convicts Harrisburg man of illegally possessing a firearm

Former Pennsylvania charter school operator pleads guilty to federal income tax fraud

June 11, 2013

Former U.S. Corrections Officer sentenced for theft of government property

Northampton man charged with having drugs on a federal installation

June 10, 2013

Annville man charged with stealing and reselling firearms

Second Carbon County woman sentenced to prison for federal cocaine trafficking charges

June 7, 2013

Former Luzerne County man sentenced to prison for failing to update sex offender registration

June 6, 2013

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

June 5, 2013

Indictments charging twenty-three people with drug trafficking

Former Middle Smithfield Township Supervisor Robert Spano sentenced for making false statements in connection with a health care matter

June 4, 2013

Plea agreement filed in case of Peckville man charged with online enticement of minors

June 3, 2013

Harrisburg man involved in drug trafficking organization sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment

 

May 2013

May 31, 2013

Statement Of United States Attorney Peter Smith Concerning The Decision Of The United States Court Of Appeals For The Third Circuit In The Case Of United States Of America V. Anthony Munchak And Robert Cordaro

-To view a copy of the Opinion, click here

-To view a copy of the Judgment, click here

York man sentenced to over 87 years’ imprisonment for armed robbery of three banks

May 30, 2013

Jewelry store robber pleads guilty in federal court

Luzerne County men plead guilty to federal drug trafficking offense

Carbon County woman sentenced to prison for federal cocaine trafficking charges

May 24, 2013

U.S. Court of Appeals upholds Ciavarella’s conviction and sentence

May 23, 2013

Convicted bank robber indicted on federal escape charges

May 17, 2013

Indictment charging eight York City men affilliated with the Latin Kings street gang with drug trafficking unsealed

May 16, 2013

Scranton man sentenced for online enticement of minor

Jury convicts two Harrisburg men of cocaine trafficking

Mexican citizen encountered in Cumberland County indicted for illegal reentry

May 15, 2013

Drug trafficking conspirator sentenced to life in prison

Pennsylvania inmate sentenced to life in prison for violent murder of fellow inmate

Former Wilkes-Barre, PA. football coach sentenced to 25 years for producing child pornography, interstate extortion and cyber stalking

Luzerne County man charged with jewelry store robberies, bank robbery and insurance fraud

Pike County man charged with receiving and distributing child pornography

May 14, 2013

Philadelphia man pleads guilty to forging federal Judge’s signature to escape from prison

Nesspor pleads guilty to oxycontin trafficking conspiracy

May 8, 2013

Members of bloods gang plead guilty to federal drug trafficking charges

May 3, 2013

Danville man convicted of conspiracy to commit money laundering and harboring, transporting, and employing illegal aliens

Mount Holly Springs man pleads guilty to distributing drug that resulted in death

May 2, 2013

Dunmore tax return preparer pleads guilty to tax evasion

May 1, 2013

New York man charged with allegedly transporting minor with intent to engage in sexual conduct

Financial consultant charged with fraud

Harrisburg ambulance company pleads guilty to submitting false statements to Medicare

 

April 2013

April 30, 2013

Mechanicsburg man pleads guilty to tax evasion

April 29, 2013

United States seeks injunction against alleged fraudulent state license fees

April 26, 2013

Operator of illegal alien employment business in Scranton sentenced in federal court

April 25, 2013

Nicholson man pleads guilty to producing child pornography

Mexican national sentenced on drug charge

April 24, 2013

Pittston man sentenced for cocaine distribution

April 23, 2013

Additional charges filed in murder-for-hire case

April 22, 2013

Northampton man sentenced to 18 months in prison for attempted enticement of minor to produce child pornography

Mechanicsburg doctor and owner of two medical facilities pleads guilty in federal court

April 18, 2013

Hazleton man pleads guilty to $150,000 fraud 

Lebanon man charged in the robbery of the Fulton Bank in Cleona

April 17, 2013

Hazleton man sentenced for bank robbery

April 15, 2013

Federal inmate pleads guilty in Pennsylvania to prison murder

Harrisburg man convicted of federal drug trafficking charges

April 9, 2013

Former Scranton area title company agent agrees to plead guilty to mail fraud

April 8, 2013

York man sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment for armed robbery of Etters Bank

April 5. 2013

Former Chambersburg Area school teacher indicted for receipt and possession of child pornography

April 4, 2013

Mexican citizen indicted for illegal reentry

April 3, 2013

Easton Hospital agrees to pay Government $454,866 to resolve allegation of improper Medicare claims

St. Luke’s University Health Network agrees to pay Government $1,029,791 to resolve alleged improper Medicare claims

April 1, 2013

Former North Carolina resident charged with fraud in connection with purchase of York County property sentenced

 

March 2013

March 29, 2013

Milton man federally charged with sexual exploitation

Harrisburg man federally charged with firearms offenses as part of on-going partnership to respond to violent crime in Harrisburg

March 28, 2013

Millions forfeited from online prostitution enterprise distributed to state and local law enforcement

Shiremanstown mother of three charged with passport fraud

Mexican citizen residing in Dauphin County indicted for document fraud

Mexican citizen indicted for illegal reentry

March 27, 2013

Monroeton woman sentenced for embezzling money from Martha Lloyd Community Services

March 26, 2013

Former Pennsylvania charter school operator charged with federal income tax fraud

Schuykill County man indicted for producing and possessing child pornography

Luzerne County man indicted on federal child pornography charges

Ukranian national sentenced to prison for access device fraud

March 21, 2013

Chambersburg Area School District teacher arrested on alleged sexual exploitation of minors charge

March 20, 2013

Lancaster man sentenced to 121 months’ imprisonment for distribution and receipt of child pornography

March 19, 2013

Indictment charging three Luzerne County residents for firearms straw purchases, unlawful possession of firearms and cocaine distribution unsealed

March 15, 2013

Mechanicsburg man charged with tax evasion

March 14, 2013

Indictment unsealed following arrest of individuals allegedly involved in scam to distribute misbranded drugs

Harrisburg man convicted on federal charges related to gun violence investigations in city

March 8, 2013

Lebanon city man charged federally with enticement and child pornography

Hazleton woman charged with passing counterfeit money

March 7, 2013

Pennsylvania men wanted in Canada for alleged violent acts committed at the 2010 G-20 Economic Summit in Toronto extradited

Operator of temporary employment agencies with contracted services in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre sentenced

Luzerne County resident charged with possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and with being a fugitive from justice

March 5, 2013

Former Intermediate Unit Executive Director Fred R. Rosetti sentenced to 33 months’ imprisonment

 

February 2013

February 28, 2013

Court upholds revocation of federal firearms license of owner of Taylor’s Trading Post, Biglerville, Pennsylvania

Kennel operators plead guilty to conspiracy and mail fraud in dog sales

Podiatrist sentenced to prison for health care fraud

February 27, 2013

Former Middle Smithfield Township Supervisor Robert Spano enters guilty plea to charge of making false statements in connection with a health care matter

Luzerne County man charged with drug trafficking offenses

February 26, 2013

United States Attorney's Office statement concerning death of Correctional Officer Eric Williams

Texas firm and field operations supervisor agree to plead guilty to involvement in the harboring and transporting of illegal aliens used in north central Pennsylvania oil and gas survey work

February 22, 2013

Harrisburg ambulance company owner pleads guilty to submitting false statement to Medicare

February 21, 2013

Former U.S. Corrections Officer pleads guilty to theft of government property

Two Williamsport residents charged with conspiracy to submit false income tax returns

February 20, 2013

New York man indicted on federal charges related to 10 Central Pennsylvania fast food restaurant robberies

Camp Hill marijuana trafficker charged

New York City man pleads guilty to federal counterfeiting charges

February 14, 2013

New York man sentenced to 14 years in prison for Etters bank robbery

Nicholson man charged with producing child pornography

February 13, 2013

Second Carbon County woman pleads guilty to federal cocaine trafficking charges

February 12, 2013

Carbon County woman pleads guilty to federal cocaine trafficking charges

Lackawanna County attorney charged with federal income tax fraud

February 8, 2013

Harrisburg man charged for failing to properly register as a sex offender

February 7, 2013

Luzerne County man sentenced to prison for federal heroin trafficking charges

February 4, 2013

Luzerne County man sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempting to produce child pornography

Jury finds for United States Postal Service in employment discrimination case

 

January 2013

January 31, 2013

Scranton man pleads guilty to online enticement of minor

Harrisburg man sentenced to 36 months’ in prison for bank fraud

Former employee of Bon-Ton Stores Foundation charged with $1.2 million mail fraud and money laundering

January 30, 2013

Bethlehem man sentenced to 70 months’ imprisonment for committing six bank robberies

January 29, 2013

Three charged with improper entry into the United States

January 28, 2013

Former Hershey resident sentenced for adulteration of medical devices

January 23, 2013

Settlement announced resolving federal civil complaint against Chambersburg Skydiving Center, Inc.

Old Forge man pleads guilty to online enticement

Mexican citizen encountered in Franklin County indicted for illegal reentry

Milford woman pleads guilty to health care fraud

Operator of illegal alien employment business in Scranton pleads guilty

Inmate who bribed correctional officer to smuggle contraband to him sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment

January 18, 2013

Nigerian national pleads guilty to involvement in multi-million dollar attorney collection scam

Over $300,000 from sale of drug dealer’s home forfeited to the United States

Indictment charging two New Jersey men with mortgage fraud, making false statements, and conspiracy to defraud the United States unsealed following arrest

January 17, 2013

Former Wilkes-Barre, Pa. football coach pleads guilty to producing child pornography, interstate extortion and cyber stalking

January 16, 2013

Luzerne County man sentenced to prison for federal heroin trafficking charges

Monroe County man sentenced to prison for federal cocaine trafficking charge

Member of Carbon County drug trafficking conspiracy sentenced to 39 months in prison

January 9, 2013

Luzerne County man sentenced to prison for stolen firearms charge

January 8, 2013

Federal inmate charged with assaulting a correctional officer

Federal inmate pleads guilty in Pennsylvania to premeditated prison murder

January 4, 2013

Pennsylvania state inmate pleads guilty to assault and threats against federal officials

East Stroudsburg resident charged with illegal entry

 

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