News and Press Releases

News Releases and Public Affairs

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December 2010

December 29, 2010


Detroit Man Pleads Guilty In Crack Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

December 28, 2010


Federal Inmate Sentenced For Possessing Cell Phone In Prison

December 22, 2010


Monroeville Man Admits Possessing Child Pornography

December 21, 2010


Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty To Robbing Two Area Banks In 2009

December 20, 2010


Robinson Township Child Porn Collector Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

Maryland Man Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison For Stealing Guns

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty In Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

Kenyan Sentenced To Prison For Illegally Possessing Pistol

December 17, 2010


Altoona Man Sentenced To Prison, Ordered To Pay Restitution For Converting Government Benefits To His Own Use

December 16, 2010


Las Vegas Man Sentenced To 15+ Years In Prison For Cocaine Deal

Clairton Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

Jury Finds Ghanaian National Guilty In Counterfeit Check Scheme

U.S. Attorneys' Offices Contributed To $6.68 Billion In Civil & Criminal Collections In Fiscal Year 2010

December 15, 2010


New Castle Man Sentenced To Probation With House Arrest For Fraud Scheme

42 Charged With Distributing Powder Cocaine And Crack Cocaine In East Suburbs And Mon Valley

December 14, 2010


Pittsburgh Man Charged With Heroin Possession

Pittsburgh Man Charged In Marijuana Trafficking Scheme

Six Facing Additional Charges In Swap Meet Robbery

Guatemalan Charged With Returning To U.S. Without Permission

Removed Alien Charged With Illegally Reentering U.S.

Alien Charged With Immigration Violation

December 13, 2010


Bank Manager Sentenced For Role In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

December 8, 2010


Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty In Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

Squirrel Hill Man Charged With Wire Fraud In Connection With Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Pittsburgh Woman Charged With Receiving Social Security Benefits Under Two Names

Ausa Luke Dembosky Recognized At Annual U.S. Attorney Awards Ceremony

December 7, 2010


Attorney Sentenced To 57 Months In Prison For Mortgage Fraud Schemes

Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Bring Narcotic Into Prison

December 3, 2010


Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty To Distribute Crack Cocaine In 2009

Mckees Rocks Drug Dealer Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

December 2, 2010


Florida Woman Pleads Guilty To Mailing Painkillers To New Kensington Man

Romanian National Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy In Skimming Operation

Removed Alien Sentenced To Time Served, Deportation For Illegally Reentering U.S.

Plum Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

Florida Woman Pleads Guilty To Mailing Painkillers To New Kensington Man

Judge Sentenced Johnstown Man To 96 Months In Prison For Drug Distribution

Johnstown Crack Cocaine Dealer Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

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November 2010

November 30, 2010


Cranberry Man Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

Postal Employee Charged With Stealing Money From Mail

Former Penn Hills Resident Charged With Failing To Register As Sex Offender

New York City Man Charged With Conspiring To Deal Ecstasy

Jury Finds Braddock Man Guilty Of Illegally Possessing Rifle

November 29, 2010


Penn Hills Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Law Violations

Monroeville Man Pleads Guilty To Operating Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business

Three Pittsburgh Area Residents Charged With Bank Fraud

New Brighton Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

November 26, 2010


Three Johnstown Residents Charged With Violating Federal Drug Laws

November 23, 2010


Pennsylvania Man Sentenced To One Year In Prison For Failing To File 2004 Tax Return

Robinson Township Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Drug, Gun Law Violations

Felon Sentenced To Prison For Illegally Possessing Handgun

Georgia Woman Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Crack Cocaine

Clairton Man Sentenced To Time Served For Participating In Cocaine Distribution Scheme

November 18, 2010


Brooklyn Man Sentenced To 51 Months In Prison For Alien Harboring Scheme

Elk County Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

Elk County Man Pleads Guilty In Bank Fraud Scheme

November 17, 2010


Former Mckean County Man Sentenced To Prison On Child Porn Offenses

Treasurer Sentenced For Embezzling Union Funds

Five Charged Federally In September Swap Meet Robbery

Washington Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Crack Cocaine

Drug Trafficking Organization's Financier Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering Charge

Monroeville Man Sentenced To Prison For Selling Counterfeit Nike Shoes

November 16, 2010


Two New York City Men Indicted On Counterfeiting Charges

Local Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Distribute Cocaine

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced For Role In Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

November 15, 2010


Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty In Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

November 12, 2010


Charleroi Man Charged With Robbing Neighborhood Bank

Former Ambridge Police Officers Sentenced For Beating, Cover‑Up

November 10, 2010


Crack Dealer Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

Judge Gives Federal Inmate 7 More Months In Prison For Possessing Contraband

November 9, 2010


Canadian Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Role In High‑Grade, Hydroponic Marijuana Trafficking Scheme

Erie Man Sentenced To Probation, Community Service For Bringing Guns Into U.S.

Inmate Charged With Possession Of Contraband In Prison

Illegal Alien Facing Immigration Charges

Federal Inmate Charged With Possessing Weapon In Prison

Removed Alien Charged With Illegally Re‑Entering U.S.

Inmate Charged With Possessing Cell Phone In Prison

Inmate Sentenced To Another Year In Prison For Possessing Contraband

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Charge

November 8, 2010


Real Estate Attorney Pleads Guilty To Bank Fraud Charge

November 5, 2010


Farrell Man Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Crack Cocaine

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Distribute Cocaine

Convicted Braddock Sex Offender Gets Jail For Guns

November 3, 2010


Wanted Felon Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges And Assault

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Distribute Heroin

Three Plead Guilty In Cocaine Distribution Scheme

November 2, 2010


Johnstown Man Admits To Court He Distributed Crack Cocaine

November 1, 2010


Washington County Crack Dealer Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Possession Charge

Monessen Man Pleads Guilty To Mailing Threatening Communications

U.S. Attorney Statement On Guilty Verdict Against Collarbomb Defendant Marjorie Diehl‑Armstrong

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October 2010

October 28, 2010


Canadian Pleads Guilty In Large‑Scale Marijuana Trafficking Scheme

Canadian Admits Traveling To U.S. For Sex With A Minor

Escaped Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty

New Castle Man Pleads Guilty In Affordable Housing Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Distribute Crack

October 27, 2010


Protecting The Right To Vote And Prosecuting Ballot Fraud

New Castle Company Pleads Guilty To Bank Fraud Charge

October 26, 2010


Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty In Crack Cocaine Distribution Scheme

Grand Jury Indicts Washington County Man On Gun Charge

Honduran Charged With Immigration Violation

New Castle Man Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

Judge Sentences Penn Hills Man To 10 Years In Prison For Drug, Gun Law Violations

Pittsburgh Man Charged With Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

October 25, 2010


Pittsburgh Woman Pleads Guilty In Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

Local Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Distribute Cocaine

Somerset Man Charged With Unlawful Possession Of Firearms

October 22, 2010


Fayette County Woman Pleads Guilty To Unauthorized Receipt Of Social Security Benefits

Former Arnold Resident Pleads Guilty To Fraud Charges

Pittsburgh Man Charged With Illegally Possessing Crack, Shotgun

October 21, 2010


Washington County Man Admits Embezzling Employer's Funds

October 19, 2010


Washington County Man Charged With Robbing Shaler Bank

New Castle Man Charged With Lying To A Grand Jury

October 18, 2010


U.S. Attorney Hickton Restructures Office Legal Functions, Reallocates Attorneys To New Priorities

Beechview Man Admits Role In Large‑Scale Heroin Trafficking Ring

Felon Facing 15 Years To Life For Illegally Possessing Pistol

Uniontown Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Cocaine

Spanish National Pleads Guilty To ATM Skimming

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Law Violations

Washington County Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

October 15, 2010


Aliquippa Cocaine Dealer Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison

Local Man Sentenced To Prison For Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

October 14, 2010


Judge Sentences Johnstown Crack Dealer To 15 Years In Prison

October 13, 2010


Escaped Felon Apprehended

Judge Sentences Johnstown Man To Prison For Distributing Crack

Johnstown Man Sentenced To Probation For Distributing Cocaine

October 12, 2010


Former Bradford Man Admits Using Internet, Cell Phone To Entice A Minor To Have Sex

October 7, 2010


Fiduciary Sentenced For Misappropriating Mother's Va Account

October 5, 2010


Millvale Woman Pleads Guilty In Large‑Scale Heroin Distribution Scheme

Former Atu Local President Charged With Embezzlement

Metropolitan Savings Bank Official Charged With Making False Entries In Bank Records

Wilmerding Man Charged With Counterfeiting, Illegally Possessing Weapon

October 4, 2010


New Castle Child Pornographer Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

Illegal Alien Sentenced To Time Served, Turned Over To Ice For Deportation For Re‑Entering U.S. Without Permission

Union Official Sentenced To Probation For Taking Labor Funds

Felon Admits To Ammunition But Not Gun

Felon Convicted Of Illegally Possessing Pistol

9 Indicted On Drug Charges As Part Of "Operation No Mooreā€¯

October 1, 2010


Floridian Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Canada‑To‑Pittsburgh Marijuana Pipeline

Turtle Creek Man Gets Probation, Ordered To Pay Restitution For Stealing Dead Companion's Social Security Benefits

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September 2010

September 30, 2010


Removed Alien Sentenced To Time‑Served, Remanded To Ice For Illegally Re‑Entering U.S.

Penn Hills Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Sexual Enticement Of Minor

Bank Robber, Apprehended With Civilians' Help, Pleads Guilty

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Drugs At Rainbow Family Gathering

Erie Felon Admits Illegally Possessing Firearm

September 29, 2010


Turtle Creek Man Pleads Guilty To Dealing Marijuana

September 28, 2010


Pittsburgh Felon Charged With Illegally Possessing Gun

Guatemalan Charged With Violating Federal Immigration Laws

Guatemalan Charged With Re‑Entering U.S. Without Permission

Shaler Man Sentenced To Prison For Conspiring To Deal Cocaine

Pittsburgh Man Charged With Violating Federal Drug, Gun Laws

September 27, 2010


Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In Crack Cocaine Distribution Scheme

Penn Hills Man Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Distribute Cocaine

Washington County Sex Offender Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison For Trafficking In Child Pornography

September 24, 2010


Glenshaw Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For Violating Federal Drug, Firearms And Mail Fraud Laws

Uniontown Man Pleads Guilty To Firearms Law Violations

September 23, 2010


University Of Pittsburgh Receives $499,000 Justice Grant To Continue Adolescent Offenders Study

University Of Pittsburgh Receives $466,000 Justice Grant To Examine Resident Abuse In Assisted Living Facilities

Washington Women's Shelter Receives $249,000 Justice Grant To Provide Transitional Housing To Domestic Violence Victims

Allegheny County Police Receive $283,000 Justice Grant For Forensic Dna Backlog Reduction Program

Washington Felon Sentenced To Prison For Illegal Gun Possession

Geologist Charged With Defrauding Companies He Co‑Owned

September 22, 2010


Felon Sentenced To Prison For Illegally Possessing Firearm

22 Charged In Decade‑Long Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

September 21, 2010


West Mifflin Man Pleads Guilty In Theft Of Deceased Father's Railroad Retirement Benefits

September 20, 2010


Two Plead Guilty In Alien Harboring Scheme

Lawrenceville Drug Dealer Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

Erie Man Sentenced To Probation, Community Service For Reproducing, Selling Copyrighted Movies

September 17, 2010


Florida Man Charged With Possession, Distribution Of Oxycodone

September 16, 2010


Alien Charged With Immigration Violation

Illegal Alien Charged With Illegally Re‑Entering United States

Mexican Citizen Charged With Being In U.S. Without Permission

Johnstown Residents Charged Drug, Gun Law Violations

September 15, 2010


Regional Gang Awareness Conference Unites Entities In Fight Against Violent Crime

Former UPMC Employee Charged With Disclosing Patient Health Information

September 14, 2010


Blair County Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

Philadelphia Man Charged With Violating Federal Firearms Laws

Philadelphia Man Charged With Possession Of Crack Cocaine

Maine Man Facing Charges In Allegheny National Forest Incident

September 10, 2010


Uniontown Man Pleads Guilty To Illegally Possessing Pistol

Local Man Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Drug Law Violations

Thief Sentenced For Multiple Guns Store Burglaries

September 9, 2010


West Mifflin Man Charged With Possession, Distribution Of Child Pornography

September 8, 2010


Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty In Fraud Scheme Against Her Employers

Canonsburg Man Facing 10 Years To Life For Selling Crack Cocaine

Woman Charged In Fraud Scheme Against Dwelling House S&L

September 3, 2010


Donora Drug Dealer Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

Mckees Rocks Man Pleads Guilty To Violating Drug, Gun Laws

Pilot Sentenced For Selling Drug‑Masking Product

Monaca Crack Dealer Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Fake Investment Scheme Nets Fraudster 46 Months In Prison

September 2, 2010


Removed Guatemalan Sentenced To Time Served, Deportation For Illegally Returning To U.S.

Pittsburgh Woman Pleads Guilty To Straw Purchase Of Two Pistols

Judge Sentences Johnstown Crack Dealer To Five Years In Prison

September 1, 2010


Alien Removed From U.S. Multiple Times Sentenced For Illegally Re‑Entering Country Without Permission

California Man Charged With Misappropriating His Mother's Va Benefits

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Crack

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August 2010

August 31, 2010


Tax Preparer Sentenced To Probation With Home Detention, Community Service For Preparing False Returns

Bank Employee Admits Submitting False Loan Application

Westmoreland County Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

Two Charged In Fraudulent Loan Scheme

Grand Jury Charges 2 Local Men With Drug Law Violations

Bank Robber Sentenced To More Prison Time For Robbing Another Bank

August 30, 2010


Last Of Gun Store Burglars Convicted

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty To Multiple Drug Charges

Johnstown Resident Pleads Guilty To Distributing Crack Cocaine

August 27, 2010


Attorney Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

Couple Sentenced To Probation For Failing To Pay Payroll Taxes

Pittsburgh Woman Sentenced To 19 Years In Prison For Armed Bank Robbery Of Ligonier Bank

August 26, 2010


Three Pennsylvania Men Indicted For Cross Burning

Pennsylvania Pornography Distributor Ordered To Pay $75,000 Fine

August 25, 2010


Emlenton Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charge

August 24, 2010


Mortgage Company Operator Sentenced To Prison For Fraud Scheme

Fiscal Director Sentenced For Stealing From Residential Care Facility

Felon Charged With Illegally Possessing Pistol

Natrona Heights Man Pleads Guilty In July Robbery Of First Commonwealth Bank

Bellevue Man Pleads Guilty To Robbing Two Local Banks

New Yorker Pleads Guilty To Harboring Aliens, Money Laundering

Mckean County Man Indicted On Child Pornography Charges

August 23, 2010


Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty To Drug, Gun Charges

Former Altoona Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Benefit Payments

August 19, 2010


Judge Sentences Two Aliquippa Drug Dealers To Lengthy Prison Terms

August 17, 2010


Grand Jury Indicts Braddock Man On Gun Charge

East Pittsburgh Man Charged With Illegally Possessing Child Pornography

Alien Removed From U.S. Eight Times Charged With Immigration Violation

Illegal Alien Charged With Re‑Entering U.S. Without Permission

Duquesne Man Admits Possessing Heroin With Intent To Distribute It

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

Donora Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Offense

New Kensington Man Pleads Guilty In Gun Shop Burglary

Centerville Woman Faces Fraud Charges For Using Her Daughter's Federal Benefits

Mexican Citizen Charged With Violating Federal Immigration Laws

Deported Alien Charged With Illegally Re‑Entering U.S.

Erie Man Charged With Violating Federal Firearms Laws

Franklin, Pa. Man Sentenced To 97 Months In Prison For Receiving, Distributing Child Pornography

August 16, 2010


Father, Daughter Plead Guilty In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Erie Man Admits Passing Counterfeit Money Orders, Travelers Checks In 3 States

Erie Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Offense

Dubois Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

August 12, 2010


Carnegie Man Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Child Porn

Alien Charged With Re‑Entering U.S. Without Permission

Jeannette Man Charged With Mail Theft, Bank Fraud

Oakmont Woman Sentenced In Scheme To Defraud American Express

David J. Hickton Sworn In As U.S. Attorney For The Western District Of Pennsylvania

August 11, 2010


Spanish National Charged In Atm Skimmer Scheme

Man Charged With Evading Taxes

August 9, 2010


New York Man Sentenced For Possessing Child Pornography

Butler Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Porn

Loan Officer Pleads Guilty In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Beaver Man Pleads Guilty In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

August 6, 2010


Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To Prison For Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

Erie Man Sentenced To 35 Months In Jail And 10 Years Of Supervised Release For Possessing Child Pornography

August 5, 2010


Altoona Woman Pleads Guilty To Converting Government Funds

North Side Man Charged With Gun Law Violation

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty To Defrauding His Employer

Guatemalan Charged With Illegally Re‑Entering U.S.

Munhall Woman Charged With Misuse Of A Social Security Number, Stealing Son's Benefits

Erie Man Pleads Guilty To Embezzling From Communications Workers Union

Waterford Man Charged With Child Pornography Offenses

August 4, 2010


Phoenix Man Sentenced For Bogus Investment Schemes

Loan Officer Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Man Sentenced To Probation For Filing False Tax Returns

Nicaraguan Charged With Immigration Violation

Erie Attorney Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

August 3, 2010


Crafton Felon Sentenced To 2 1/2 Years In Prison For Possessing Guns

Natrona Heights Man Charged With Robbing His Hometown Bank

Honduran Deported Three Times Charged With Being In U.S. Illegally

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Crack Cocaine

Pittsburgh‑Area Brothers Sentenced To Prison For Leading Multi‑Kilo Marijuana Trafficking Organization

August 2, 2010


Sewickley Man Pleads Guilty In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Department Of Justice Releases First National Strategy For Child Exploitation Prevention And Interdiction

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July 2010

July 29, 2010


AMEX Employee Sentenced To Prison, Ordered To Pay Restitution For Fraud Scheme

July 28, 2010


Felon Pleads Guilty To Illegally Possessing Firearm

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Cocaine

Coraopolis Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug And Gun Charges

July 27, 2010


Loan Officer Charged In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Two Charged In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

July 26, 2010


Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To Prison For Mortgage Fraud Scheme, Manufacturing Counterfeit Bills

McCandless Township Man Sentenced For Role In Marijuana Distribution Ring

Beechview Woman Sentenced For Fraud Schemes

Clairton Man Pleads Guilty In Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

Former Westmoreland County Man Admits Possessing Child Pornography

July 22, 2010


Two Individuals Plead Guilty To Participating In International Child Pornography Group

Syracuse Man Charged In Online Fraud Scheme

Illegal Alien Charged With Immigration Violation

Illegal Alien Charged With Firearms, Immigration Violations

Felon Sentenced To 7 1/2 Years In Prison For Possessing Pistol

Local Man Sentenced To Prison For Supervised Release Violation

July 20, 2010


Whitehall Man Pleads Guilty In Forged Check Scheme

Woman Charged With Embezzling Funds From East Brady Post Office

New Castle Woman Charged With Stealing Mail

July 19, 2010


Sharon Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Crack Cocaine

Monroeville Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Knock‑Off Nikes

July 16, 2010


Verona Man Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Fraud Scheme

Businessman Sentenced To 10 Months In Prison For Tax Offense

O'Hara Township Man Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Child Porn

July 15, 2010


Pittsburgh Man Sentenced For Distributing Cocaine

Pittsburgh Felon Pleads Guilty To Illegally Possessing Firearm

July 14, 2010


Aliquippa Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Drug, Gun Law Violations

Firearms Dealer Sentenced To Probation For Falsifying Records

Two Individuals Plead Guilty To Engaging In Child Exploitation Enterprise

Man Admits Filing False Income Tax Returns

July 13, 2010


New Kensington Woman Pleads Guilty In Internet Auction Fraud Scheme

July 12, 2010


Two Plead Guilty To Civil Rights Offenses

Illegal Alien Sentenced For Re‑Entering U.S. Without Permission

July 9, 2010


Escapee Sentenced To 7 More Months In Prison

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To Prison For Aggravated Identity Theft

Clairton Man Sentenced To Probation For Making Fake Gift Cards

Jeannette Woman Sentenced To Prison For Counterfeit Check Scheme

Tax Protester Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison

Man Who Failed To File Tax Returns Sentenced To 1 Year Probation

New Castle Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

July 8, 2010


Businessman Sentenced To Probation, Fined For Evading Taxes

Johnstown Man Admits Selling Crack Cocaine In January '08

July 7, 2010


Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

Former Pittsburgh Resident Admits Attempting To Arrange A Sexual Encounter With A Child

Coraopolis Man Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

New Castle Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

Jury Convicts Real Estate Closing Attorney On Fraud Charges

Former North Hills Resident Sought For Pyramid Scheme, Money Laundering

July 6, 2010


Mining Company Foreman Sentenced To Probation For Failing To Conduct Required Safety Exam

July 2, 2010


Dentist Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

July 1, 2010


Judge Sentences Johnstown Crack Dealer To 10 Years In Prison

Washington Man Pleads Guilty In Crack Cocaine Distribution Scheme

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June 2010

June 30, 2010


Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Crack

Jury Convicts Darlington Man On Tax Charge

June 29, 2010


Five Women Charged In Counterfeit Currency Scheme

Federal Inmate Admits Possessing Marijuana In Prison

June 25, 2010


North Braddock Man Pleads Guilty To Illegal Gun Possession Charge

Felon Sentenced To Time Served For Illegally Possessing Firearms

June 24, 2010


Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty In Heroin Distribution Scheme

Two Oil And Gas Drilling Operators Sentenced On Felony Convictions For Violating The Safe Drinking Water Act

Pittsburgh Woman Sentenced For Passing Counterfeit Payroll Check

Contractor Sentenced For Osha Violation Resulting In Employee's Death

Four Mt. Pleasant Men Facing Explosives Charges

June 23, 2010


Beaver County Man Charged With Traveling To Engage In Illicit Sexual Conduct

June 22, 2010


Bethel Park Man Sentenced To Prison For Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Johnstown Man Admits Distributing Cocaine In September 2008

Aliquippa Man Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Trafficking, Money Laundering

Man With Multiple Convictions Charged With Federal Gun Offenses

June 21, 2010


Erie Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Firearms Into U.S.

Johnstown Resident Pleads Guilty To Distributing Crack Cocaine

Judge Gives Johnstown Man Prison Time For Selling Crack Cocaine

June 17, 2010


Removed Alien Sentenced For Re‑Entering U.S. Illegally

Felon Charged With Illegally Possessing Handgun

Trafford Man Sentenced To Probation, With Home Confinement For Submitting False Statements To Railroad Retirement Board

Member Of Child Exploitation Ring Pleads Guilty

Mortgage Fraud Task Force Announces Regional Results Of "Operation Stolen Dreams" Targeting Mortgage Fraudsters

June 16, 2010


Dormont Man Charged With Drug Law Violation

Westmoreland County Felon Admits Having Gun, Selling Cocaine

Monaca Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Crack Cocaine

Maryland Man Admits Guilt In Gun Shop Robbery

Kenyan Pleads Guilty To Illegally Possessing Pistol

June 15, 2010


Johnstown Man Charged With Distributing Crack Cocaine

Johnstown Felon Indicted On Gun Charge

Three Charged In Plot To Bring Drugs Into Federal Prison

Johnstown Man Charged With Drug, Gun Law Violations

June 11, 2010


Honduran In U.S. Illegally Is Sentenced To Time Served, Turned Over To Ice For Deportation

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Drug Offense

Illegal Alien Sentenced To Time Served, Turned Over To Ice For Deportation

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced For Using Stolen Credit Card Numbers At Area Stores

June 10, 2010


Halfway House Escapee To Spend 6 Years In Prison For Bank Robbery

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty In Cocaine Distribution Scheme

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Distribute Cocaine

Butler County Man Charged With Conspiring To Distribute Heroin

June 9, 2010


New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Distribution

June 8, 2010


Butler County Man Sentenced To Prison For Robbing Tarentum Bank

Judge Accepts Guilty Plea Of Tax Cheat

Michigan Woman Charged With Conspiring To Distribute Meth

Honduran Charged With Re‑Entering U.S. Without Permission

Removed Alien Charged With Illegally Re‑Entering U.S.

Garrett Man Sentenced To Probation For Passing Fake $20 Bills

Johnstown Woman Sentenced For Distributing Crack Cocaine

Johnstown Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Selling Crack Near Playground

June 7, 2010


Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Cocaine

June 4, 2010


Lawrence County Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Cocaine Distribution Scheme

Dormont Man Sentenced To Probation With Home Detention For Conspiring To Deal Prescription Drugs

Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Woman To Probation, Community Service For Stealing Social Security Benefits

June 3, 2010


Brockport Man Sentenced To 5 Years Probation For Gun Law Violations

Wesleyville Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Producing Child Pornography

June 1, 2010


Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Crack Cocaine

Two Sentenced In Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Drug, Gun Law Violations

Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing High‑Grade Marijuana

Turtle Creek Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Social Security Benefits Of Woman He Buried In Their Backyard

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May 2010

May 28, 2010


Indiana Township Man Pleads Guilty To Drug, Gun, Fraud Charges

One Attorney Pleads Guilty, Another Is Sentenced In Separate Mortgage Fraud Schemes

May 27, 2010


Lawrenceville Man Pleads Guilty In Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

May 26, 2010


Penn Hills Man Charged With Drug And Gun Law Violations

Federal Inmate Sentenced To 77 More Months In Prison For Mailing Threatening Letters

Erie Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Dealing Crack Cocaine

May 25, 2010


Honduran Charged With Illegally Re‑Entering U.S. After Removal

Pittsburgh Businessman Pleads Guilty In Fraud Scheme

Removed Alien Charged With Re‑Entering U.S. Without Permission

Mexican Citizen Charged With Unlawfully Re‑Entering United States

May 24, 2010


New Kensington Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Pipe Bombs, Destroying Mail Box

May 21, 2010


Three Members Of Cocaine‑Money Laundering Conspiracy Sentenced

Meadville Man Sentenced To 83 Months In Prison For Transporting Child Pornography

May 19, 2010


Johnstown Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

May 18, 2010


Conneaut Lake Man Sentenced For Embezzling Dead Father's Government Benefits

Pittsburgh Man Charged With Firearms Violation

May 17, 2010


Butler Man Misappropriated Trust Funds

May 14, 2010


Butler Man Indicted On Gun Charges

Guatemalan Charged With Illegally Reentering United States

Altoona Man Charged With Converting Ssi Benefits To His Own Use

May 13, 2010


Three Charged With Firearms Offenses For Stealing Weapons From New Kensington Gun Shop

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Heroin Distribution Scheme

El Salvadoran Sentenced For Immigration Violation

Judge Sentences Farrell Man To 15 Years In Prison For Dealing Crack Cocaine, Possessing Firearm

Farrell Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Drug, Gun Law Violations

Michigan Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Drug Conspiracy

May 12, 2010


Johnstown Man Charged With Distributing Crack Cocaine

Cambria County Man Indicted On Firearms Violations

Erie Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Bootleg Movies

Two Romanians Indicted On Conspiracy To Commit Bank Fraud

Postal Employee Charged With Destroying Mail

Fayette County Man Charged With Illegal Possession Of Oxycodone

West Mifflin Man Admits Filing False Income Tax Returns

Postal Employee Charged With Stealing 24 Letters From Mail

May 11, 2010


Mother And Son Charged With Providing And Possessing Marijuana In Prison

Buffalo Woman Charged With Providing Marijuana To Federal Prisoner

Twice‑Removed Alien Charged With Illegally Re‑Entering U.S.

Centerville Man Charged With Counterfeiting $100 Bill

Union Treasurer Charged With Embezzling Funds

Federal Inmates Charged With Possessing, Providing Contraband In Prison

Monroeville Men Plead Guilty To Robbing S&T Bank On Route 286

Judge Sentences Evans City Man For Robbing Sarver Bank

May 10, 2010


Mexican Citizen Pleads Guilty To Immigration Violation

Colorado Man Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Crack Cocaine

Washington County Woman Sentenced To Prison For Fraud Scheme

May 7, 2010


Bookkeeper Sentenced To Prison For $430,000 Fraud Scheme

May 6, 2010


Leechburg Man Sentenced To Prison For Fraud Scheme

East Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty In Gun Shop Robberies

Removed Alien Sentenced For Illegally Re‑Entering U.S.

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty To Fraud Charges

May 5, 2010


Federal Jury Convicts Arizona Men On Drug, Gun Charges

Washington County Drug Dealer Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

Physician Sentenced To One Year In Prison For Health Care Fraud

May 4, 2010


Pittsburgh Woman Pleads Guilty In Ligonier Bank Robbery

McMurray Man Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

Judge Sentences Aliquippa Drug Dealer To 30 Years In Prison

May 3, 2010


Bethel Park Man Pleads Guilty In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

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April 2010

April 29, 2010


Owner Of "Your In The Clear" Product Pleads Guilty Of Conspiring To Defeat Federal Drug Tests

April 28, 2010


Pittsburgh Man Sentenced For $177,000 Fraud Scheme

Aliquippa Man Charged With Distributing Crack Cocaine

Ellwood City Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

Three Charged In Large‑Scale Heroin Trafficking Operation

April 27, 2010


Removed Alien Charged With Illegally Re‑Entering United States

Claysville Woman Pleads Admits Theft From Federally‑Funded Program

Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

April 26, 2010


Johnstown Crack Cocaine Dealer Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty To Drug, Gun Law Offenses

Beaver Falls Man Admits Violating Federal Drug, Gun Laws

Californians Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Cocaine Deal

April 23, 2010


Mckees Rocks Man Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison After Pleading Guilty To Child Exploitation Offenses

Two Aliquippa Drug Dealers Sentenced To Prison

Aliquippa Man Sentenced To Time Served For Conspiring To Distribute Cocaine

Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Man To 5 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty To Mailing Threatening Communications

April 22, 2010


Pittsburgh Marijuana Distributor Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

Carnegie Man Admits Possessing Child Pornography

Financial Officer Pleads Guilty To Embezzling From Second Employer

April 20, 2010


Removed Alien Charged With Re‑Entering U.S. Without Permission

El Salvadoran Charged With Illegally Returning To U.S. After Removal

East Pittsburgh Man Charged With Firearms Law Violation

North Side Felon Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Possessing Gun

April 19, 2010


Local Woman Sentenced To Confinement For Firearms Offense

April 16, 2010


Carnegie Man Pleads Guilty To Firearms Law Violation

Couple Sentenced To Probation, Community Service For Tax Evasion

April 15, 2010


Two Aliquippa Men Sentenced To Prison For Drug Distribution

Eighty Four Man Found Guilty Of Trading Child Pornography Images Over The Internet

Five‑Time Convicted Felon Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Possessing Loaded Weapon

Federal Inmate Sentenced For Possession Of Contraband

April 14, 2010


Aliquippa Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Drug Sales

Jury Finds Penn Hills Man Enticed Minor To Engage In Sexual Conduct

April 13, 2010


Fayette County Woman Charged With Social Security Fraud

Crafton Felon Pleads Guilty To Possessing Firearms, Ammunition

Corry Man Sentenced To Thirty Years In Prison For Production Of Child Pornography

Grand Jury Indicts Honduran On Immigration Offense

Alien Charged With Returning To U.S. Without Permission

Illegal Alien Charged With Immigration Violation

Deported Honduran Charged With Illegally Re‑Entering U.S.

Grand Jury Indicts Dubois Man On Child Pornography Charge

Postal Clerk Charged With Taking Two Pieces Of Mail Containing Cash, Lottery Tickets

April 12, 2010


Ambridge Man Sentenced For Possessing Unregistered Weapons

April 9, 2010


Employee Leasing Company Manager Pleads Guilty To Alien Harboring And Money Laundering Conspiracy Charges

April 8, 2010


Jury Finds Indiana, Pa., Man Guilty Of Cocaine Trafficking Charge

Cranberry Man Admits Possessing Child Porn Images And Videos

Judge Sentences Coraopolis Man To Six Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

Butler Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Offense

Cranberry Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

Co‑Owners Of "The Whizzinator" Sentenced For Conspiring To Defeat Federal Drug Tests

Titusville Physician Pleads Guilty To Tax Offenses

April 7, 2010


Postal Employee Sentenced To Time Served For Embezzling Funds

West Mifflin Woman Will Spend 18 Months In Prison For Fraud Scheme

Judge Sentences Disguised Bank Robber To 15 Years In Prison

Aliquippa Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Fraud Charge

Loan Officer Pleads Guilty In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Johnstown Man Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison For Cocaine Trafficking

Altoona Crack Cocaine Dealer Sentenced To 21 Years In Prison

April 6, 2010


Floridian Sentenced To Prison, Ordered To Pay $2.5 Million In Restitution For Large‑Scale Fraud Scheme

Judge Sentences Felon To 8 Years In Prison For Possessing Firearm

Braddock Man Sentenced On Drug And Weapons Convictions

Delaware County Woman Pleads Guilty In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Arizona Man Pleads Guilty In Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

U.S. Attorney's Office And IRS Criminal Investigation Reveal 2010 Tax Season Enforcement Initiative

Cambria County Man Pleads Guilty To Preparing 82 False Tax Returns

April 5, 2010


Local Man Admits Filing False Income Tax Return

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March 2010

March 31, 2010


Felon Sentenced To 100 Months In Prison For Possessing Pistol

March 30, 2010


Ellwood City Man Sentenced To 78 Months In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

Postal Employee Charged With Destroying Ad Mail

Deported Alien Charged With Illegally Returning To United States

West Mifflin Man Charged In Fraud Scheme

New Kensington Man Charged With Possessing Unregistered Weapon, Destroying Mailbox

March 29, 2010


Robinson Twp. Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

March 26, 2010


Westmoreland County Man Sentenced To Prison For Gun Offense

March 25, 2010


Weirton Man Sentenced To Probation For Role In Fraud Scheme

Irwin Man Sentenced To Probation With Home Detention For Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Floridian Sentenced To Prison For Fraudulent Investment Scheme

Judge Sentences Johnstown Drug Dealer To 5 Years In Prison

March 24, 2010


Johnstown Attorney Charged With Embezzling From Bankruptcy Estate

Two Charged With Stealing Social Security Income Benefits

Woman Facing 21 Tax Fraud Charges

Deported Alien Sentenced To Prison For Illegally Re‑Entering U.S.

Guatemalan Sentenced To Time Served For Illegally Re‑Entering U.S.

Felon Pleads Guilty To Illegally Possessing Pistol

Mckees Rocks Man Charged With Illegally Possessing Cocaine, Rifle

Mckees Rocks Man Charged With Drug Law Violation

Alien From Mexico Charged With Illegally Re‑Entering U.S.

March 23, 2010


Baden Man Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

March 22, 2010


Felon Sentenced To Prison For Illegally Possessing A Firearm

March 19, 2010


Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Deal Cocaine

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To Probation For Lying To Law Enforcement, Failing To File Tax Returns

Four Charged With Drug Offenses

March 18, 2011


Two Facing Charges Related To Korner Market Fire In Indiana County

March 17, 2010


Felon Sentenced To 80 Months In Prison For Possessing Pistol

Uniontown Man Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Cocaine

Erie Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

March 16, 2010


Johnstown Man Charged With Distribution Of Crack Cocaine

Postal Workers Union Chief Charged With Embezzling Labor Funds

Loan Officer Pleads Guilty In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Canadian Pleads Guilty In Large‑Scale Marijuana Trafficking Case

West Newton Man Charged With Robbing Hometown Bank

Postal Employee Charged With Mail Theft

Turtle Creek Man Charged With Theft Of Social Security Benefits

Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Tax Charges

Dubois Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

Bedford County Man Charged With Illegally Possessing Rifle

March 12, 2010


Washington County Man With Multiple Convictions Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Illegally Possessing Guns

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

March 11, 2010


IBEW Official Gets Probation For Falsifying Expense Vouchers

Jury Finds Aliquippa Man Guilty Of Drug And Firearms Offenses

March 10, 2010


Champion Man Sentenced To A Year In Prison Fraud Scheme

March 9, 2010


Removed Mexican Charged With Being Unlawfully Present In U.S.

Removed Alien Charged With Illegally Re‑Entering U.S.

New Yorker Charged With Providing Inmate With Marijuana

Deported Alien Charged With Immigration Violation

Deported Alien Charged With Re‑Entering U.S. Without Permission

Deported Mexican Charged With Returning To U.S. Illegally

Federal Inmate Charged With Possessing Weapon In Prison

Bradford Man Indicted On Child Sexual Exploitation Charges

Honduran Charged With Illegally Re‑Entering U.S.

March 8, 2010


New Castle Man Pleads Guilty To Violating Child Exploitation Laws

Erie Attorney Sentenced To 21 Months In Jail For Scheme To Defraud Clients

March 5, 2010


Irwin Man Sentenced To Prison For Fraud, Money Laundering And Tax Offenses

Doctor Admits Sending 4 Kilos Of Cocaine To Pittsburgh Via Fedex

March 4, 2010


Marshall Township Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

Mcmurray Man Pleads Guilty To Fraud, Tax Charges

Mining Foreman Pleads Guilty To Violating Safety Standards

March 2, 2010


Franklin Man Pleads Guilty To Receipt And Distribution Of Child Pornography

Erie Man Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Stolen Firearm

San Francisco Man Charged With Interfering With A Flight Crew

Three Charged In Credit Card Fraud Scheme

March 1, 2010


Bradford Man Sentenced To 210 Months In Jail For Receiving And Distributing Child Pornography

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