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December 2013

December 24, 2013

Judges Sentences Inmate Caught Speeding Away from Federal Prison Camp

Federal Inmate in Possession of a Cell Phone Sentenced to 3 More Months in Prison

Judge Sentences Inmate to 4 Additional Months in Prison for Possessing Contraband

New York Man Provided Contraband to Federal Inmate

Federal Inmate Gets 3 More Months in Prison for Possessing Marijuana

December 20, 2013

Fox Chapel Woman Sentenced to Probation for Smuggling Anti-Cancer Drugs into U.S. for Sale at Stanton-Negley Pharmacy

Former Office Manager Charged with Defrauding Car Dealership, Filing False Tax Returns

December 19, 2013

Cambria County Man Sentenced to Probation for Conspiring to Assist Drug Distribution Organization

December 18, 2013

New Kensington Man Committed Armed Robbery of North Hills Fidelity Bank

Turtle Creek Man Charged with Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

Ben Avon Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Pornographic Videos of Minors

Deported Guatemalan Sentenced to Time-Served for Re-Entering United States

Elk County Man Violated Federal Firearms and Narcotics Laws

Cambria County Woman Sentenced to Probation for Controlled Substances Distribution Scheme

Felon Sentenced to Prison for Unlawfully Possessing Guns, Ammo and Controlled Substances

New Stanton Man Sentenced to Home Confinement, Probation for Enabling the Straw Purchase of a Firearm

December 17, 2013

Kuchera Brothers Sentenced for Fraud Against the Government and Conspiracy

California Man Charged with Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine and Launder Money

December 16, 2013

New Kensington Man Admits Possessing, Distributing Child Pornography

Lower Burrell Man Sentenced to Probation for Participating in Cambria County Marijuana Distribution Ring

Federal Judge Sentences Somerset County Kidnapper to 14 Years in Prison

Ohio Woman Sentenced to Probation for Conspiring to Distribute Oxycodone and Methadone

December 13, 2013

Honduran Sentenced to 9 Months in Prison for Illegally Re-entering U.S. after Removal

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison for Heroin Trafficking Scheme

December 12, 2013

Westmoreland County Man Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

Judge Sentences Cambria County Man to Probation for Conspiring to Grow Marijuana

December 11, 2013

Windgap Man Pleads Guilty in DEA-Led Cocaine Trafficking Investigation

Florida Man Charged in $3.9 Million Fraud Scheme Targeting Investors

December 10, 2013

Four Pennsylvania Residents Charged In Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

December 9, 2013

Eighty-Four, Pa. Man Pleads Guilty in Oxycodone Trafficking Scheme

Ohio Woman Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Role in Marijuana Distribution Scheme

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Get Oxycodone through Fraudulent Prescriptions

Monroeville Man Was Part of Violent Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

December 5, 2013

Mexican Illegally Present in United States Sentenced to Time-Served

Deported Alien Sentenced to Time Served for Illegally Re-entering United States

Natrona Convenience Store Owner Charged with Food Stamp Fraud

President of Pittsburgh-area Financial Services Firm Pleads Guilty in $2.8M Fraud Scheme

December 4, 2013

Judge Sentences Drug Dealer to 14 Years in Federal Prison

Pharmacist Sentenced to Prison for Filling Fake Prescriptions in Exchange for Cash to Support Gambling Addiction

North Hills Man Violated Federal Drug Laws

Homestead Man Conspired to Distribute Heroin

Wilkinsburg Convenience Store Owners Get Probation for Defrauding the Food Stamp Program

Postmaster Embezzled $13K+ from Rural Valley, Pa., Post Office

December 3, 2013

Jury Finds Felon with Prior Convictions Guilty of Illegally Possessing a Revolver

Lawrence, Pa., Man Charged with Embezzling from Clients, Failing to Report Income

DeBlasio’s Restaurant Owner Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Evading Taxes

Judge Sentences Heroin Dealer to 10 Years in Federal Prison

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November 2013

November 26, 2013

Computer Company Owner Sentenced to Prison, Ordered to Pay Restitution for Defrauding Customers

November 25, 2013

Former Erie High School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Producing and Possessing Child Pornography

November 22, 2013

Homestead Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Shooting at Munhall Club

Official Admits Stealing $13K from Independent Union

November 21, 2013

Federal Officials Close Investigation into Deaths of Veterans at Local VA Health Facilities

November 20, 2013

Former Department of Energy Lab Director Charged with Obstructing Justice

Cheswick Man Indicted on Federal Child Exploitation Charges

November 19, 2013

Woman Sentenced to Prison, Ordered to Pay Restitution for Obtaining Fraudulent Student Loans

November 14, 2013

Centre County Man Sentenced to Probation for Possessing Marijuana Plants

Alabama Woman Assisted Co-Conspirator in Tax Evasion Scheme

November 13, 2013

Former State Correctional Inmate Sentenced to 7 More Years in Prison for Threatening to Kill Federal Judges

Westmoreland County Restaurateur Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Evading Taxes

November 12, 2013

Church Credit Union Manager Sentenced to 10 Months in Prison for Embezzling Funds

McKean County Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

November 8, 2013

Doctor Sentenced to Probation with Community Confinement for Filing False Tax Returns

November 7, 2013

Priest Admits Possessing Photos of Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct

November 6, 2013

Three Area Woman Charged Separately for Stealing Unemployment Compensation Benefits

November 5, 2013

Illegal Alien Sentenced to Time Served For Re-Entering U.S. after Being Deported

Native of Mexico Sentenced to Time Served for Illegally Re-entering United States

Manchester "OG" Gang Member Sent Back to Federal Prison

November 4, 2013

Convicted Felon Violated Federal Gun Law by Possessing Weapon

Uniontown Man Illegally Possessed Revolver

Removed Alien Sentenced to Time Served for Illegally Re-entering United States

November 1, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced for Role in Law Firm Hack

North Hills Woman Gets Jail Time for Illegally Possessing Oxycodone Pills

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October 2013

October 31, 2013

Federal Inmate Sentenced to 2 More Years in Prison for Possessing Marijuana and Heroin

October 30, 2013

Franklin County Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Drug Offense

October 29, 2013

Duquesne Man Charged with Possessing Heroin

October 28, 2013

West Mifflin Woman Laundered Money for Heroin Trafficker

October 23, 2013

New Jersey Man Used Counterfeit AmEx Card for Retail Shopping Spree

October 22, 2013

Co-Owner of Altoona Spa Transported Person for Prostitution

Spa Owner Guilty of Laundering Money

Cambria County Man Sentenced to Probation, Fined for Conspiring to Conceal Money from the IRS

Indiana County Man Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Fraud Scheme

Pittsburgh Man Facing Charges Related to the Sexual Exploitation of Minors

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Microsoft Co-founder’s Identity

October 18, 2013

Leader of Large-Scale Cambria County Drug Distribution Organization Pleads Guilty

Ohio Twp. Man sentenced to Prison, Ordered to Pay $3.6 M for Defrauding Banks and Laundering Money

Pittsburgh Couple Sentenced to Probation and Community Service in Computer Hacking Case

Apollo Woman Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Massive Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Former Pittsburgh Police Chief Diverted Office Funds, Failed to File Federal Tax Returns

October 17, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Trafficking

Renewal Escapee Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison

Twelve Charged with Conspiring to Distribute Street Drugs

October 16, 2013

Elizabeth, Pa., Man Sentenced to a Year in Prison for Making Counterfeit Currency

Charleroi Man Admits Role in Stolen Credit Card Scheme

Man Caught in Forged Check Scheme Also Evaded Taxes

New Castle Woman Gets Probation with Home Detention for Stealing Sons' Social Security Benefits

October 15, 2013

Former Oakdale Resident Facing Fraud Charges

Man Pleads Guilty in Washington County Land Fraud Case

Somerset County Man Conspired to Distribute Cocaine

Acting Post Office Head Misappropriated Funds, Stole from Mail

Judges Sentences Man to Probation for Stealing His Deceased Mother-in-Law's Social Security Benefits

Peptides Distributor Sentenced to Probation, Community Service

Homestead Man Charged with Illegally Possessing Firearms and Ammunition

Local Man Sentenced to Incarceration for Falsifying Federal Firearms Forms

Former East Hills Man Charged with Drug and Gun Law Violations

Mercer County Teen Charged with Federal Drug and Gun Offenses

Deported Honduran Charged with Re-entering U.S. Illegally

Removed Alien Charged with Illegally Returning to United States

Six Charged in Heroin Trafficking Ring

Johnstown Woman Facing Federal Drug Charges

October 9, 2013

Cambria County Woman Admits Role in Large-scale Marijuana Distribution Organization

Pittsburgh Man Conspired with Georgia Residents in Fraud Scheme

October 8, 2013

US Marshal Assaulted by Philadelphia Man During Arrest

Federal Inmate Indicted on Contraband Charge

Former Erie Man Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence for Illegally Possessing a Silencer

Judge Sentences Inmate with Cell Phone to 2 More Months in Prison

Inmate Charged with Escape from McKean Federal Prison

Federal Inmate Charged with Possessing Drugs in Prison

Illegal Alien Charged with Immigration Law Violation

Deported Alien Charged with Illegally Re-entering United States

Man on Pretrial Release for Drug Offense Charged with Selling Drug Paraphernalia

Utilities Workers Union Officials Charges with Conspiracy, Embezzlement

Postal Employee Charged with Stealing from Greeting Cards

October 7, 2013

Schuylkill County Woman Conspired to File False Income Tax Returns Requesting $210K in Refunds

October 2, 2013

Tax Evader Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison

DEA Agent’s Wife Charged with Providing False Statements, Writings to the Government

Multi-Agency Investigation Leads to Drug Charges Against 11 People in Four States

October 1, 2013

York Man Filed False Tax Returns Claiming Refunds

Johnstown Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

Baldwin Twp. Woman Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Making, Dealing Counterfeit Cash

Pittsburgh Man Charged in Multiple Fraud Schemes

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September 2013

September 30, 2013

Somerset County Woman Conspired to Distribute Cocaine

VA Worker Sentenced to Three Years Probation for Faking Active Duty Paperwork

September 26, 2013

Ben Avon Heights Man Charged with Receiving, Possessing Sexual Images of Minors

Penn Hills Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Possessing Pistol

September 25, 2013

Former Venango County Resident Failed to Update His Status in the Sex Offender Registry

Judge Gives Federal Inmate Another Year in Prison for Possessing a Weapon

Erie Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Sell Crack Cocaine

Erie Man Obtained Loans and Credit Cards through Fraud

Ross Twp. Man Admits Cashing $304K of Deceased Mother’s Social Security Benefits

Deported Guatemalan Charged with Illegally Re-entering United States

Grand Jury Indicts Oakland Man who Received Meth Smuggled in Picture Frame

Churchill Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Drug Samples

September 24, 2013

Aliquippa Man Sentenced to 16+ Years in Prison for Federal Drug Law Violations

September 23, 2013

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge

Monongahela Man will Serve 6 Months at Renewal Center for Straw Purchasing Shotgun

September 19, 2013

Leader of Oxycodone Distribution Ring Sentenced to 7+ Years in Federal Prison

Jury Finds Pittsburgh Man Played Crucial Role in Mortgage Fraud Schemes

September 18, 2013

Westmoreland County Man Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Producing Child Porn

Farrell Man Charged with Robbing Local Convenience Store

Illegal Alien Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Immigration Violations

Beaver County Man Conspired to Distribute "Designer" Drugs

September 17, 2013

Sewickley Woman Charged with Health Care Fraud

September 16, 2013

Johnstown Man Violated Federal Drug and Gun Laws

Former Employee Sentenced to Probation, Community Service for Stealing $1,800 from DEA

U.S. Attorney Continues Focus on Education Funds Fraud

September 11, 2013

Former Bank Employee Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Stealing Customer's Account Information

Sewickley Woman Sentenced to Probation for Participating in ID Theft Scheme

September 9, 2013

Franklin County Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

September 4, 2013

Cambria County Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Firearms Violations

Ebensberg Woman Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Defraud the IRS

September 3, 2013

Judge Sentences Federal Inmate to an Extra Year in Prison for Possessing Heroin

Deported Illegal Alien Sentenced to Time-Served for Re-Entering U.S.

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August 2013

August 29, 2013

Former Union Official Charged with Embezzling Funds

Johnstown Woman Possessed Crack Cocaine Intending to Sell It

August 26, 2013

Judge Sentences Johnstown Woman for Falsifying Firearms Forms

Johnstown Man Distributed Panic Disorder Drug

August 23, 2013

Former CEO of PA Cyber Nick Trombetta and CPA Neal Prence Charged in Elaborate Fraud Scheme

August 22, 2013

Federal Inmate Sentenced to 18 More Months in Prison for Possessing Weapon

Federal Inmate with Cell Phone Will Spend an Extra Month in Prison

Former Erie Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Possessing, Distributing Child Pornography

Somerset County Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping Charge

Fox Chapel Woman Illicitly Imported Anti-Cancer Drugs into U.S. for Sale at Stanton-Negley Pharmacy

August 21, 2013

Wilkinsburg Convenience Store Owners Conspired to Defraud Food Stamp Program

Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Man to Prison for Possessing Counterfeit Cash

Mortgage Broker Sentenced to 7½ Years in Prison for Fraud Scheme, Money Laundering

August 20, 2013

Two Donora Women Plead Guilty in Stolen Credit Card Conspiracy

Energy Company Employee Charged with Stealing Mineral Rights, Profiting from Fraudulent Lease or Sale to Others

August 19, 2013

North Huntingdon Man Sentenced for Mail Fraud, Witness Tampering & False Statements

August 15, 2013

Westmoreland County Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Meth Distribution Scheme

Maryland Man Sentenced to Prison for Selling Stolen Motorcycles and Tractors

Judge Sentences Bucketlist Bandit to 135 Months in Prison

August 14, 2013

Four Charged in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

August 13, 2013

Former CFO of Communications and Power Co. Facing Fraud and Tax Charges

Pittsburgh Man Charged with Possession Sexual Images of Minors

Detroit Man Used Counterfeit Credit Cards to Buy Retail Store Gift Cards

August 12, 2013

Erie Man Sentenced to Thiry Years in Jail for Child Exploitation Offenses

McKean County Man Admits Receiving Child Pornography

Felon Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Possessing Gun

August 7, 2013

Grand Jury Returns Superseding Indictments in Homestead-Area Drug & Gun Cases

Operator of Sports Merchandise Company Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Running Fraud Scheme

Former Hospital Facilities Director Sentenced to 14 Months in Prison for Improper Use of Purchasing Card

August 6, 2013

Businessman Pleads Guilty in Fraud Scheme

Judge Sentences Johnstown Felon to 7½ Years in Prison for Possessing Weapon

August 5, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Admits Role in Fraud Scheme

August 2, 2013

Point Marion Man Charged with Enticing a Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity

McCandless Man Indicted on Child Exploitation Charges

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July 2013

July 31, 2013

Philadelphia Felon Charged with Illegally Possessing Ammunition

Deported Alien Charged with Illegally Re-entering U.S.

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Hoax Bomb Threats

$956,590 Settlement With UPMC Resolves False Claims Act Allegations

July 30, 2013

USW Political Director Sentenced and Fined for Embezzling Union Funds

July 29, 2013

Butler County Woman Sentenced to Prison, Ordered to Pay Restitution for Embezzling from Health Care Provider

Brentwood Woman Sentenced to 5 Years Probation for Minor Role in Oxycodone Ring

North Braddock Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

July 26, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Admits Robbing Bloomfield Post Office

July 25, 2013

Two Plead Guilty in Interstate Drug Ring Operating Jefferson County

Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Laundering Drug Money

Business Owner Sentenced for Failing to Pay Employee Withholding Taxes to IRS

July 23, 2013

Jioio’s Restaurants Owner Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Evasion

1,500 Cases of Adulterated Dietary Supplements Destroyed in Seizure Action

July 22, 2013

Multiple Defendants Charged in Allegheny County-Beaver County Prescription Drug Ring

July 19, 2013

Physician Pleads Guilty to Filing a False Income Tax Return

Federal Jury Finds Washington County Man Guilty of Illegal Financial Transactions

July 18, 2013

Ohio Man Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

July 17, 2013

Youngwood Child Porn Possessor Sentenced to 6 Years, 8 Months in Prison

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced for Transporting Stolen Goods from Pennsylvania to Texas

July 16, 2013

Moon Twp. Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison, Ordered to Pay Restitution for Possessing Child Pornography

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced For Terrorist Solicitation And Firearms Offense

July 15, 2013

Fayette County Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug Law Violations

Connellsville Woman Charged with Producing then Distributing Sexually Explicit Images of a Minor

Charleroi Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Possessing Images and Videos of Children being Sexually Exploited

July 12, 2013

Two Swap Meet Robbery Defendants Receive Lengthy Prison Sentences

July 10, 2013

Erie Man Charged with Child Exploitation Crimes

July 9, 2013

Bedford County Man Indicted on Firearms Violation

Lawrence County Man Sentenced to 19+ Years in Prison for Child Exploitation Crimes

July 2, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Admits Receiving Packages of Cocaine Mailed from California

New Kensington Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Sexual Images of Children

Man Sentenced to Prison, Ordered to Pay Restitution for $1.3 Million Fraud Against His Business Partners

July 1, 2013

Somerset County Resident Pleads Guilty in Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty to Possessing Contraband

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

Restaurateur Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Evasion

Johnstown Child Porn Possessor Sentenced to 4+ Years in Prison

Blairsville Resident Admits Participating in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

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June 2013

June 28, 2013

Local Man Gets Prison Sentence, Ordered to Pay Restitution in Scheme that Defrauded his Siblings

June 27, 2013

East Liberty Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud Charges

Erie Man Sentenced to 12+ Years in Prison for Dealing Cocaine

June 26, 2013

Judge Sentences Federal Inmate to Extra Prison Time for Possessing Cigarettes and Cell Phones

Former Erie Man Sentenced to Prison for Failing To Register as a Sex Offender

Washington County Woman Admits Purchasing Weapon for a Drug-Addicted Felon

Tarentum Woman Charged with Bank Fraud

Pittsburgh Man Charged in Heroin Distribution Conspiracy

Four Pittsburgh-area Men Charged with Violating Federal Firearms and Narcotics Laws

Beaver Falls Man Facing Child Pornography Charges

June 25, 2013

Illinois Man Charged with Illegally Distributing Peptides and HGH

Postmaster Accused of Embezzling More than $13,000 in Postal Funds

Felon Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Possessing a Firearm

Judge Sends Felon to Prison for Illegally Possessing Pistol

June 24, 2013

Illegal Alien Found in Altoona to be Returned to Mexico

Deported Alien Pleads Guilty, Sentenced for Unlawfully Re-entering U.S.

June 20, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Violating Federal Drug and Gun Laws

Jefferson County Woman Pleads Guilty in Meth Distribution Scheme

June 19, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

Woman Sentenced to Six Months Incarceration for Helping Her Husband Defraud Banks

Sewickley Heights Man Sentenced to Prison for False Mortgage Applications

North Braddock Man to Spend 10 Years in Prison for Participating in Heroin Conspiracy

Illinois Man Illegally Purchased and Sold Peptides

June 18, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Made False Statements when Purchasing Firearms

Pittsburgh Woman Charged with Converting Social Security Benefits to Her Own Use

Pittsburgh Man Collected His Dead Mother-in-law’s Social Security Benefits for 18 Years

Three More Defendants Plead Guilty in New Castle Oxycodone Distribution Ring

Export Man Sentenced to Prison for Threatening Federal Agent, Possessing Child Pornography

Ligonier Man Charged with Theft of Government Property

Brothers Charged in Online Ticket Sales Scheme

June 14, 2013

Bridgeville Man Possessed Sexual Images and Videos of Minors

Former Police Chief Will Spend 11+ Years in Prison for Corrupt Acts

Franklin County Man Caught in Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

Judge Sentences Erie Drug Dealer to 14 Years in Federal Prison

June 13, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Possessing Violent Pornographic Images and Videos of Children

June 12, 2013

Child Pornography Collector Sentenced to 7+ Years in Prison

Pittsburgh Man Taken Away to Prison for Bank Fraud and Identity Theft

Johnstown Child Pornography Possessor Gets 4-Year Prison Term

Erie Man Charged with Production, Possession of Child Pornography

June 11, 2013

VA Worker Made False Document Claiming Deployment, Then Collected Active Duty Pay

Pittsburgh Man Charged with Distributing and Possessing Pornographic Images of Minors

Ross Twp. Man Charged with Cashing Deceased Mother’s Benefit Checks for 40 Years

June 10, 2013

Deported Alien Sentenced to Time Served for Re-entering U.S. without Permission

June 7, 2013

Californian Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Large-Scale Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

June 6, 2013

Pittsburgh Man to Spend 3 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

Incarcerated Man Admits Escaping from Renewal Halfway House

June 5, 2013

North Hills Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud and Money Laundering

Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Filing False Tax Returns

Indiana County Man Pleads Guilty in Embezzlement Scheme

Hermitage Couple Charged with Defrauding the IRS

Mt. Lebanon Man Sentenced to 8+ Years in Prison for Possessing Sexually Explicit Images of Children

June 4, 2013

Cambria County Man Pleads Guilty in Marijuana Trafficking Conspiracy

Mexican Citizen to be Deported for Illegal Reentering U.S.

Johnstown Felon Sentenced to 92 Months in Prison for Unlawfully Possessing a Gun

Duquesne Man Sentenced for Role in Counterfeit Credit Card Scheme

Judge Sentences Glenshaw Man to 5½ Years in Prison for Possessing Sexually Explicit Videos of Minors

California Man Charged with Emailing Rape Threat

Indiana County Woman Charged with Stealing Postal Service Money Orders, Stamps and Cash

Couple Pleads Guilty in Computer Hacking Case

June 3, 2013

Federal Inmate Admits Escaping from Renewal Center

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May 2013

May 31, 2013

Allegheny County Man Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Make Counterfeit Currency

Felon Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearms Law

May 30, 2013

Johnstown Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Distributing Crack Cocaine

Detroit Woman Pleads Guilty in Heroin Distribution Scheme

Washington Man Facing 15 Years to Life in Prison for Drug, Gun Law Violations

Judge Sentences Heroin Dealer to 15 Years in Prison

May 29, 2013

Charleroi Man Charged with Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

Felon with Six Prior Convictions Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Possessing a Pistol

May 28, 2013

Washington, Pa., Man Sentenced to 12 years in Prison for Coercion and Enticement of a Minor and Possession of Child Pornography

McKees Rocks Woman Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Dealing Prescription Drugs

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Probation and Restitution for Stealing Benefits

Ohio Man Sentenced to Prison for Internet Extortion Scheme Targeting Pitt

May 24, 2013

Cambria County Man Indicted on Firearms Violations

May 23, 2013

Federal Inmate Charged with Possessing Heroin

Deported Alien Charged with Illegal Re-entry into the United States

May 22, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Charged with Tax Offenses

Removed Alien Charged with Illegally Re-entering United States

Georgia Man Charged in Fraud Scheme

Slippery Rock Man Charged with Receiving, Possessing Child Pornography

Tarentum Drug Dealers Gets over 12 1/2 Years for Drugs and Guns

Lower Burrell Man Named in 79-Count Indictment Charging Violations of Federal Drug, Gun and Money Laundering Laws

May 20, 2013

Felon Admits Illegally Possessing Pistol

Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty to Escaping from Renewal Center

Braddock Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

May 16, 2013

Alien Pleads Guilty to Immigration Violations

Lottery Winner Loses Freedom, Sentenced to Prison for Evading Taxes

May 15, 2013

Removed Alien Charged with Illegally Re-entering United States

Removed Alien Charged with Violating Immigration Laws

Deported Honduran Facing Immigration Violation

Erie Felon Charged with Illegally Possessing Weapon

May 14, 2013

Union Official Charged with Embezzlement

Ohio Man Charged with Drug Law Violation

McKeesport Man Charged with Possessing Heroin

Three Charged in Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

Three New Castle Residents Admit Being Part of Prescription Drug Ring

Two Charged with Conspiring to Defraud the Government and Filing False Tax Returns

Mexican Citizen Found in Altoona Indicted on Immigration Violation

Deported Alien Charged with Illegally Re-Entering U.S.

May 13, 2013

Former Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing $1,800 from DEA

May 10, 2013

Apollo Woman Pleads Guilty in $15 Million Fraud Scheme

Erie-Area Woman Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Stealing $1.1 Million

May 9, 2013

Blairsville Man Conspired to Distribute Heroin

Eight Facing Charges in Large Scale Heroin Distribution Scheme

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Stolen Vehicles

Cambria County Woman Conspired to Grow Marijuana Plants

May 8, 2013

Judge Sentences Georgia Man to Prison for Interfering with an Air Tran Flight Crew

Pittsburgh Felon Charged with Violating Federal Firearms Laws

Felon Charged with Illegally Possessing Firearms, Drugs

Man with Prior Felony Convictions Charged with Violating Federal Drug and Gun Laws

Homestead Man Charged with Illegally Possessing a Firearm

Mercer County Drug Task Force Investigation Leads to Charges Against Farrell Man

Deported Alien Charged with Re-entering U.S. Illegally

May 7, 2013

Delaware Felon Will Spend 25 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Heroin, Loaded Gun

May 6, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Prison for Scheme that Defrauded Sellers, Shippers

Business Owner Failed to Pay Withheld Employee Taxes to IRS

Erie Felon Admits Illegally Possessing Firearm

May 3, 2013

Somerset Man Admits Illegally Converting Social Security Benefits to His Own Use

Judge Sentences Sharon Tax Evader to Five Years Probation with 14 Months Confinement

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for ID Theft Scheme

Detroit Man Pleads Guilty in Heroin Trafficking Scheme

May 2, 2013

Counterfeit Credit Card User Sentenced to Probation with Six Months Home Detention

May 1, 2013

Three New York Men Charged in Counterfeit Currency Conspiracy

Credit Union Manager Charged with Embezzling Over $100,000

Duquesne Pa., Man Sentenced to Probation, Fined for Possessing Fake Federal Law Enforcement Credentials

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April 2013

April 29, 2013

Honduran Sentenced to Time-Served for Illegally Re-entering United States

Pittsburgh Man Admits Trafficking Passwords and Damaging a Computer

Coraopolis Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

April 25, 2013

Citizen of Mexico Sentenced for Illegally Returning to U.S. after Being Deported

Clearfield County Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

Cranberry Township Woman Pleads Guilty in Student Loan Fraud Scheme

Wilkinsburg Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Possessing a .22 Rifle

Beaver Falls Man Sentenced to Prison for Violating Federal Narcotics Laws

Judge Sentences Convicted Cocaine Dealer to 20 Years in Prison

April 24, 2013

Brookline Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding State Welfare Department

Local Man Pleads Guilty in Welfare Fraud Scheme

Bank Official Charged with Embezzling Funds, False Entry in Bank Records

Murrysville Woman Charged in Two Schemes to Steal Money

April 23, 2013

New Castle Man Pleads Guilty in Oxycodone Trafficking Conspiracy

Indiana, Pa., Man Charged with Possessing Sexually Explicit Images of Children

Johnstown Man Tells Court He Distributed Heroin

April 22, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography

Restaurant Owner Sentenced to Probation with House Arrest for Defrauding the Government

Pittsburgh Man Conspired to Falsify Firearms Records to Illegally Obtain Guns

Pittsburgh Man Admits Possessing Powder Cocaine and Crack

Texas Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

Pittsburgh Man Convicted on Firearms Violations Sentenced to 92 Months in Prison

April 19, 2013

Judge Sentences Fayette County Heroin Dealer to 10 Years in Prison

Credit Union Assistant Manager Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling Funds, Evading Taxes

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud, Witness Tampering & False Statements

April 18, 2013

Cambria County Man Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Defraud the U.S.

Erie Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Charges

Former St. Marys Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Over $422,000 From the Elk County Humane Society

April 17, 2013

Johnstown Man Produced Sexually Explicit Images of Children

Centre County Drug User Admits Unlawfully Possessing Pistols

April 16, 2013

Johnstown Woman Facing Heroin Distribution Charge

Johnstown Man Charged with Distributing Heroin

Pittsburgh Man Charged in Johnstown with Trafficking Heroin

Charleroi Man Admits Straw Purchasing Firearm for Drug-addicted Felon

Jefferson County Man Pleads Guilty in Oxycodone Trafficking Scheme

Kuchera Brothers Plead Guilty to Fraud Against the Government and Conspiracy

Deported Alien Charged with Re-entering United States without DHS Permission

Johnstown Man Indicted on Federal Drug Charges

April 12, 2013

Jury Finds Title Manager Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Grove City Man Charged with Possessing Child Pornography

Butler Man Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

April 11, 2013

Braddock Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison on Heroin Charge

April 10, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Charged with Filing False Tax Returns

Munhall Man Charged with Assaulting FBI Task Force Officer

Blairsville Man Facing Child Exploitation Charges

Removed Alien Charged with Immigration Violation

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Drug Law Violations

Federal Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Heroin Dealer to 25 Years in Prison

April 9, 2013

Clarion County Man, 31, Facing Federal Charges in Teen's Abduction

April 4, 2013

Avonmore Man Admits Producing Sexually Explicit Videos and Images of a Minor

Westmoreland County Man Pleads Guilty in Methamphetamine Distribution Scheme

April 3, 2013

Removed Alien Found by ICE Charged with Illegally Re-Entering U.S.

Deported Honduran Charged with Illegal Re-Entering United States

April 2, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Charged with Escape from Federal Custody

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March 2013

March 28, 2013

Convenience Store Owner Charged with Food Stamp Fraud

Two Pittsburgh Men Charged in Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

Store Owner Indicted on Fraud Charges

Former Official Sentenced for Embezzling from Letter Carriers Union

New York Man Charged with Cocaine Possession

March 27, 2013

Four Facing Charges in Multi-Faceted Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

Three Area Men Charged with Federal Crimes

Illinois Man Charged with Illegally Distributing Peptides

March 25, 2013

Judge Sentences Oil City Man to Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

March 22, 2013

Former Pittsburgh Police Chief Charged with Conspiracy, Failure to File Federal Tax Returns

March 20, 2013

Bradford Man Sentenced To 150 Months In Jail For Arson

Erie Man Pleads Guilty to Child Exploitation and Firearm Offenses

March 19, 2013

Deported Alien Sentenced to Time Served for Illegally Re-entering United States

Jeannette Man Charged with Possessing Sexually Explicit Images and Videos of Children

Deported Alien Charged with Immigration Violation

Smock, Pa., Postal Officer Charged with Misappropriating Funds, Stealing from Mail

Ebensurg Woman Admits Assisting a Co-Conspirator Conceal Money from IRS

Cambria County Man Pleads Guilty to Conspriacy and Firearms Violations

March 18, 2013

Felon with Active Criminal History Sentenced to 77 Months in Prison for Possessing Gun

Judge Sentences Tax Evader to Nearly 6 Years in Prison

Derry Woman Pleads Guilty in Heroin Distribution Conspiracy

March 15, 2013

California Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

Beaver County Men Arrested for Analogue Drug Methylone

March 14, 2013

Aliquippa Woman Sentenced to Time Served for Stolen Credit Card Scheme

Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Man to Prison for Conspiring to Sell Heroin

Washington, Pa., Man Sentenced to Probation for Fraudulently Obtaining Social Security Benefits

Homestead Heroin-Trafficking Ring Dismantled

March 13, 2013

"Bucket List Bandit" Pleads Guilty to Robbing 11 Banks in 10 States

March 12, 2013

Felon Charged with Illegally Possessing Pistols

Judge Sentences Heroin Trafficker to 21 Years in Prison

10 Indicted on Drug and Firearms Charges

Removed Alien Charged with Illegally Re-Entering United States

New York Man Charged with Passing Counterfeit Money

Man Charged with Assaulting a U.S. Marshal

Erie Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Drug Sales

Cambridge Springs Man Sentenced to 37 Years in Jail for Child Pornography Offenses

March 7, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Gets Time-Served Sentence of 9 Months Incarceration for Passing Forged Checks

Vanderbilt Woman Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Sprint Communications

March 6, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Prison for Making and Passing Counterfeit Bills

Centre County Man Sentenced to Prison for Burning Cross on Woman's Lawn

Renewal, Inc. Resident Charged with Escaping from Federal Custody

Postal Service Employee Charged with Embezzling Mail Parcels

Postal Worker Charged with Stealing Mail

March 5, 2013

Erie Man Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

March 4, 2013

Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Inmate

Johnstown Woman Admits Illegally Purchasing Guns for Another Person

March 1, 2013

New York Man Sentenced for Importing Steroids from China

Judge Sentences Career Offender to 50 Years in Prison

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February 2013

February 27, 2013

Former Lawrence County Man Sentenced to Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

February 26, 2013

Drug User Admits Illegally Possessing Semi-Automatic Weapon

February 25, 2013

North Hills Woman Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Possessing Oxycodone

Greensburg Man Sentenced to Prison for Loan Fraud Scheme

February 22, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Made False Statements on Forms to Obtain Siblings' Life Insurance Benefits

Residential Care Facility Exec Sentenced to Probation with Confinement for Failing to File Tax Returns

California Man Pleads Guilty in Methamphetamine Distribution Scheme

February 21, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

February 20, 2013

Blairsville Man Pleads Guilty in Heroin Trafficking Scheme

Pharmacist Charged with Conspiring to Distribute Oxycodone

Hill District Man Gets Max for Gun Case

February 19, 2013

Export Man Admits Threatening a Federal Agent and Possessing Child Pornography

North Hills Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Firearms from Hunting Supply Company

Washington County Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Violating Federal Firearms Laws

Australian National Sentenced to Prison, Deportation for Embezzling Funds

February 15, 2013

Braddock Man Sentenced to Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

New Jersey Man Sentenced to 20+ Years in Prison for Heroin Trafficking Scheme

Clarion County Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Sexually Explicit Images of Minors

Washington County Felon Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Possessing 14 Firearms

February 14, 2013

U.S. Attorney Hickton Statement on 5 Legionnaires' Deaths

Erie Man Used Another’s Social Security Number to Get Loans, Credit Cards

February 13, 2013

Woman Pleads Guilty in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

Blairsville Woman Pleads Guilty in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

ID Thief Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Area Banks

Dentist Sentenced in Healthcare Fraud Scheme

Postal Service Contract Driver Charged with Stealing Mail

Turtle Creek Man Charged with Escape from Renewal, Inc.

February 12, 2013

Erie Man Facing Multiple Charges

Carnegie Man Charged with Possession of Cocaine

Two Charged with Possession and Distribution of Crack Cocaine

Deported Alien Charged with Violating Federal Immigration Laws

Deported Alien Charged with Illegally Re-entering United States

New Jersey Man Charged with Using Fake Credit Card

Californians Charged in Marijuana Distribution Scheme

Drug-Using Gun Thief Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearms Laws

February 8, 2013

Western Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Maximizing Enforcement Efforts to Prevent Gun Violence and Prosecute Gun Crime

February 6, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty in Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

February 4, 2013

Latrobe Man Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Failing to File Taxes

Accountant Enters Guilty Plea

Somerset County Man Sentenced for Evading Income Taxes

February 1, 2013

Ligonier Man Sentenced for Role in Fraud Scheme

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January 2013

January 31, 2013

Deported Alien Sentenced to Time-Served for Illegally Re-entering U.S.

North Hills Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography Videos

January 30, 2013

North Versailles Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Child Pornography Collection

Coraopolis Man Sentenced to Probation for Possessing Weapon

Californian Charged with Violating Drug, Money Laundering Laws

January 29, 2013

Deported Alien Charged with Illegally Re-entering U.S.

Delmont Man Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Defrauding Social Security Administration

Federal Jury Finds Mortgage Broker Guilty in $100 Million Fraudulent Loans Scheme

Bedford County Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

January 28, 2013

Attorney Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

January 25, 2013

Jury Finds Defendant Guilty of Tax Evasion, Failure to File Returns

Restaurateur Sentenced to Probation for Tax Fraud

Sewickley Heights Man Pleads Guilty in Fraud Scheme

January 24, 2013

Steelworkers Rep Sentenced for Stealing from Union

Florida Man Charged with Income Tax Evasion

Erie County Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Pornography

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

January 23, 2013

Controller Pleads Guilty to Participating in Fraud Scheme

North Braddock Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

Ambridge Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Stolen Credit Card Information Scheme

Former Professor Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

January 22, 2013

Removed Alien Charged with Unlawfully Re-Entering U.S.

January 17, 2013

Beaver County Man Purchased Merchandise with Fake Credit Cards

Scottdale Man Pleads Guilty in Crack Cocaine Distribution Scheme

Uniontown Man Sentenced to 12½ Years in Prison for Dealing Crack Cocaine

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

January 16, 2013

Former Employee Admits Using Hospital Credit Card for Personal Use

East End Man Sentenced to 262 Months for Gun Charge

Painting Contractor Sentenced in Bidding Scheme

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Distributing Bomb Parts

January 15, 2013

Johnstown Man Charged with Distributing Heroin

Federal Inmate Charged with Possessing Heroin and Marijuana

Deported Guatemalan Charged with Illegally Re-entering U.S.

Tarentum Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Gun and Drug Charges

Floridian Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Orlando-to-New Castle Prescription Pill Ring

Local Man Sentenced for Role in Counterfeit Check Fraud Scheme

Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty to Coercion and Enticement of a Minor and Possession of Child Pornography

Butler County Woman Pleads Guilty in Counterfeit Credit Card Scheme

McKees Rocks Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Distribute Prescription Drugs

January 14, 2013

"Dr. Smurf" Sentenced to 5 Years Probation for Identity Theft

North Side Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Law Violation

January 11, 2013

North Side Man Pleads Guilty in Identity Theft Scheme

January 10, 2013

Johnstown Felon Illegally Possessed Pistol

Erie Man Indicted on Fraud Charges

National Expert Visiting Pittsburgh to Speak on Cyber Security

January 9, 2013

Tyrone, Pa., Man Admits Possessing Pornographic Images and Videos of Children

Three Area Men Sentenced in Federal Court for Large-Scale Heroin Trafficking

January 8, 2013

Bradford Men Charged with Distributing Explosives

Deported Mexican Charged with Illegally Re-Entering United States

Former Franklin Resident Charged with Failing to Update his Sex Offender Status

ATF Investigation Leads to Charges Against Bradford Man

Two Charged with Violating Federal Gun Laws

Judge Sentences Texas Man to 20 Years in Prison for Role in Cocaine Trafficking Ring

Northview Heights Felon Gets 10 Years for Firearms Charges

Georgia Man Admits Interfering with Flight Crew During Flight from Atlanta to Pittsburgh

McKees Rocks Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Selling Heroin on Multiple Occasions

January 7, 2013

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

New York Man Pleads Guilty to Traveling to Pennsylvania for The Purpose Of Engaging in Illicit Sexuals Conduct

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Possessing Pistol

January 4, 2013

Former Police Chief Admits Accepting Cash in Return for Protecting Drug Deals, Purchasing Restricted Police Equipment

January 3, 2013

Duquesne Man Charged in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

Honduran Charged with Illegally Re-entering U.S. after Deportation

January 2, 2013

Priest Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Possessing Pornographic Images of Children

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