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June 2015

June 1, 2015

Georgia Man Gets Probation, Ordered to Pay Restitution for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

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May 2015

May 28, 2015

Georgia Man Living in PA Admits Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

Former Bank Official Sentenced for Multiple Fraud Schemes

15 Chinese Nationals Charged in Fraud Scheme

May 21, 2015

Shuman Center Youth Care Worker Sentenced to Probation for Federal Misdemeanor

May 19, 2015

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

Gates, N.Y., Man Sentenced to 69 Months in Prison for Four Bank Robberies

May 18, 2015

Judge Sentences Felon to 7+ Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Weapon

Erie Man Sentenced for Violating Federal Gun Laws

Brothers Plead Guilty in Cocaine Distribution Scheme

May 15, 2015

14 Charged with Violating Federal Drug and Gun Laws

May 14, 2015

Federal Jury Finds New Jersey Man Guilty of Supplying Heroin to Pittsburgh-based Drug Ring

Pennsylvania Physician Sentenced to Prison for False Tax Returns, Healthcare Fraud

May 13, 2015

Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Felon to 8 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Pistol

Pittsburgh Man Charged with Theft of Deceased Mother's Social Security Benefits

Glen Hazel Woman Charged with Using $70K in Benefits Intended to Support Her Children

May 12, 2015

Glassport Man Sentenced to 8+ Years in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography

Indiana Pa., Woman Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin

Bedford County Man Sentenced for Trafficking in Counterfeit Sports Apparel

May 8, 2015

New Castle Man Sentenced to 27+ Years in Federal Prison for Producing Videos Showing Abuse of Girl

Former PPG Employee Charged With Theft Of Trade Secrets

May 7, 2015

Maryland Man Charged with Defrauding Women Through On-Line Dating Sites

May 6, 2015

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty in Heroin Trafficking Ring

Gun Store Burglar Goes Back to Federal Prison

Fayette County Postal Contractor Charged with Stealing $20 from Envelope

May 5, 2015

North Side Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Trafficking, Gun Crimes

Penn Hills Man Charged with Firearms Violations, Making False Statements

Verona Man Facing Child Pornography Charges

Statement on Execution of Federal Search Warrants in Fayette County

Deported Alien Sentenced to Time Served for Illegally Reentering United States

May 1, 2015

Georgia Man Pleads Guilty in Stolen Identify Refund Fraud Scheme

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April 2015

April 30, 2015

Indiana County Man Sentenced to Prison for Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

Pittsburgh-area Men Indicted on Drug, Firearms and Money Laundering Charges

April 29, 2015

Westmoreland County Man Sentenced to Prison for Preparing Tax Returns in Violation of Court's Order

McKees Rocks Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Possession Charge

April 24, 2015

Moon Investor Admits Guilt in $2M Fraud Scheme Involving 130 Victims

April 22, 2015

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Crack Cocaine

April 21, 2015

Four Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

April 16, 2015

Bedford County Felon Charged with Illegally Possessing 19 Firearms and Ammunition

April 15, 2015

Felon Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Cartridges

Former Redstone Township Police Officer Charged with Civil Rights Violation, Falsifying Police Report

Removed Alien Charged with Illegally Returning to U.S.

Grove City Man Charged with Using His Dead Mother's Social Security Benefits

Somerset Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Distributing Meth

$1.3M Settlement with Asbury Health Center Resolves False Claims Act Allegations

April 14, 2015

Greensburg Plastic Surgeon Charged with Witness Tampering, Falsifying Records

April 13, 2015

Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Pass Counterfeit U.S. Currency

April 10, 2015

Washington County Man Sentenced to Prison for Fraud Scheme Targeting the Elderly

FBI and Ross Township Police Seek the Public's Assistance in Identifying Ross Township Bank Robbers and Offers up to $10,000 Reward for Information that Leads to their Arrest

April 9, 2015

Bronx Man Pleads Guilty in Counterfeit Currency Scheme

Latrobe Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

Butler Man Distributed Child Pornography to Undercover New Jersey FBI Agent

Illegal Alien To Serve Prison Time For Drug Crimes Before Deportation To Mexico

Beaver County Men Charged with Violating Federal Firearms Laws

Judge Sentences Johnstown Crack Dealer to 10-Year Prison Term

Johnstown Man Indicted on Federal Drug and Firearms Charges

Pennsylvania Priest Indicted For Traveling To Honduras And Sexually Abusing Minor Boys

April 8, 2015

Bedford Man Plead Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography

April 7, 2015

Altoona Man Charged with Possessing Child Pornography

Greensburg Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Possession Charge

Pittsburgh Man Charged with February Robbery of First Commonwealth Bank in Munhall

Belle Vernon Man Tells Court He Participated in Counterfeit Currency Scheme

April 6, 2015

Former Corry Physician Sentenced For Possessing Child Pornography

Fairview, Pa., Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

Former Allegheny College Professor Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Offenses

Husband and Wife Plead Guilty to Charges of Filing False Income Tax Returns

April 2, 2015

Dubois Woman Submitted Fraudulent Insurance Claim After Cozy Acres Furniture Store Fire

Cambria County Man Sentenced On Narcotics And Firearms Violations

Squirrel Hill Man Who Attempted to Obtain a Passport Indicted For Contempt of Court

Washington Pa., Man Charged with Stealing Firearms from Route 19 EZ-Cash Pawn Shop

Four Charged in International Uganda-based Cyber Counterfeiting Scheme

April 1, 2015

Floridian Sentenced to Prison, Fined for Filing False Income Taxes

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March 2015

March 27, 2015

Sewickley Man Admits Conspiring to Defraud Bank, Filing False Income Tax Return

March 25, 2015

Former Energy Company Exec Sentenced to Prison for Gas Royalty Fraud

Foli's Place Proprietor Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Income Tax Evasion

March 23, 2015

PA State Police Investigation Leads to Child Exploitation Charges Against Erie Man

March 20, 2015

Judge Sentences Eastern Pennsylvania Man to 20 Years in Prison for Heroin Trafficking Scheme

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin

March 18, 2015

Ghanaian National Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Money Laundering

March 17, 2015

U.S. Attorney Announces Project Safe Neighborhoods-Funded Initiative to Combat Gun Violence

Clinton, Pa., Sex Offender Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Violating the Terms of his Supervised Release

March 13, 2015

Washington County Woman Charged with Extortion

Rankin Man Admits Conspiring to Distribute Heroin

Armstrong County Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Gun, Drug Law Violations

Former Millvale Police Officer Sentenced for Tasering Handcuffed Man

March 12, 2015

New Jersey Man Sentenced for Firearms Law Violation

Felon Facing Federal Gun Charges

March 11, 2015

Fayette County Man Admits Threating the President, His Family

March 10, 2015

Carmichaels Man Charged with Damaging Natural Gas Well Pad

March 5, 2015

Additional Defendants Named in Pittsburgh-area Drug Trafficking Conspiracies

March 4, 2015

Federal Jury Finds Munhall Man Guilty of Illegally Possessing Weapons and Ammo

Braddock Woman Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Using Her Children's Social Security Benefits

Heroin Dealer Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Drug and Firearms Laws

Former Utilities Workers Union President Admits Embezzling $31K

March 3, 2015

Local Man Charged with Robbing 2 Pittsburgh-area Banks

New Castle Man Charged with Robbing Two Banks in his Hometown

March 2, 2015

Charleroi Woman Sentenced to Probation for Counterfeit Currency Scheme

Belle Vernon Man Gets Prison Sentence for Counterfeit Currency Scheme

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February 2015

February 27, 2015

Mexican Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling Meth in Frames of Religious Art

Turtle Creek Woman Sentenced to Time Served for Heroin Trafficking Scheme

February 26, 2015

Former Hospice COO Charged with Health Care Fraud, Lying to a Federal Grand Jury

February 25, 2015

Beaver Falls Teen Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Burglarizing New Brighton Gun Store

Duquesne Teen Involved in Heroin Trafficking Scheme Gets 57-Month Prison Sentence

Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Man to 5 Years in Prison for Participating in Heroin Distribution Ring

Felon Charged with Possessing Heroin, Three Loaded Weapons

Aliquippa Man Charged with Producing and Possessing Child Pornography

Mt. Pleasant Postal Employee Charged with Theft of Mail

Uniontown Man Indicted on Child Pornography Production and Possession Charges

February 24, 2015

Reward Announced For Cyber Fugitive

Removed Alien Sentenced to Time Served for Re-entering United States without Permission

Bucks County Man Sentenced to Prison for Robbing McKeesport Bank

Clearfield Woman Sentenced to Prison for False Tax Return Scheme

February 19, 2015

Accounting Firm Bookkeeper Sentenced to Prison for Fraud Scheme

February 18, 2015

Louisiana Man Charged with Robbing First National Bank on Steubenville Pike in January

McKees Rocks Man Charged with December Robberies of 2 Local Banks

Bon Air Man Charged with Robbing Six South Hills Banks

February 17, 2015

18 Named in Superseding Indictment Charging Conspiracy, Aggravated ID Theft

Judge Increases Prison Sentence for Mercer County Drug Dealer from 78 to 90 Months

February 12, 2015

Former Etna Resident Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence for Distributing Child Pornography

February 11, 2015

Man Sentenced to 5 Years Probation for Unlawfully Procuring Citizenship

FBI Investigation Leads to Fraud Charges Against Moon Twp. Man

West Virginia Woman Pleads Guilty in Mystery Shopper Scam

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty in Multiple Fraud Schemes

Twice Removed Illegal Alien Sentenced to Time Served for Again Re-entering U.S.

February 9, 2015

Attorney Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud Charge

Uniontown Man Charged with Possessing and Distributing Child Pornography

February 6, 2015

Renewal Escapee Sentenced to 18 More Months in Prison

Asst. Bank Branch Manager Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling Funds

Bloomfield Post Office Robber Gets Prison Sentence

February 5, 2015

Johnstown Crack Coaine Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

February 4, 2015

Employee of Postal Contractor Charged with Taking Cash from Cranberry Twp. Mail Recipient

Mom Admits Distributing Her Incarcerated Son’s Heroin

20 Facing Federal Drug Charges Filed in Erie

February 3, 2015

Jamaican Charged with Illegally Re-entering U.S.

Postal Employee Charged with Stealing Cash from Greeting Cards

Brothers Sentenced for Food Stamp Fraud Scheme

February 2, 2015

Mexican Citizen Sentenced to Time-Served for Re-entering U.S. after Removal

Federal Prosecutors Announce Additional Indictments in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

Owner of ACS Herbal Tea Company Pleads Guilty

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January 2015

January 28, 2015

Jefferson Hills Man Charged with Selling Adulterated Poultry Products

January 27, 2015

Co-Owner of Italian Village Pizza Stores Sentenced for Skimming Cash From Businesses and Evading Taxes

Pittsburgh Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison

Storeowner Sentenced to Time-served for Stolen Identity Scheme

January 26, 2015

Indiana Drilling Company COO Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Embezzling $9M

January 23, 2015

Judge Sentences Former PA Turnpike Worker to 15 Years in Prison for Producing Child Porn

Indiana County Woman Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Social Security of $154K in Benefits

Postal Service Employee Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Stealing from Mail

January 22, 2015

West Mifflin Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

Judge Sentences Felon to 20 Years in Prison for Violating Federal Gun and Drug Laws

January 21, 2015

Pittsburgh Woman Charged with Defrauding Federal Employees' Compensation Fund

Trinidad Citizen Pleads Guilty to Drugs and Money Laundering

January 20, 2015

Wheeling Woman Sentenced to Probation for Counterfeit Currency Conspiracy

January 16, 2015

Somerset County Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Pornographic Videos of Children

Pennsylvania Physician Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges, Health Care Fraud

January 15, 2015

Cambria County Man Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Possessing Weapon with Removed Serial Number

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

State Inmate Sentenced on Conviction of Forging a Federal Judge’s Signature

January 14, 2015

Indiana, Pa., Woman Conspired to Distribute Heroin

Former Washington County Police Chief Resentenced to 7 Years and 3 Months

Aliquippa Man Sentenced for Fraud Scheme

Oakdale Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robberies of Three Western Pennsylvania Banks

Four Indicted on Charges of Violating Federal Drug, Fraud and Money Laundering Laws

Costa Rican Charged with Facilitating the Illegal Shipping of Pills from India to the U.S.

January 12, 2015

Pittsburgh Man Facing 10 Years in Prison After Admitting to Possession of Child Pornography

Mortgage Broker Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Defrauding Lenders

Bedford County Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking in Counterfeit Pro Sports Team Apparel

January 8, 2015

Arkansas Man Gets 20-Year Prison Term for Role in Multi-Million Dollar Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

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

Coatesville, Pa., Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking a Minor

Woman's Sentence for Refusing to Testify to Run Concurrent with Drug Conviction Prison Time

January 7, 2015

Duquesne Heights Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney Hickton to Address Fordham/FBI International Conference on Cyber Security

January 6, 2015

Judge Sentences Felon to 41 Months in Prison for Illegal Gun Possession

Erie Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charges

New York Man Sentenced to Prison for Counterfeit Cash Scheme

January 5, 2015

Warren, Ohio, Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Ohio to Western PA Cocaine Trafficking Pipeline

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