Former Police Officer Sentenced to Probation for Fraud Conviction
PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to two years probation, four months home confinement, and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $14,925.00 and to serve 100 hours of community service, on his conviction of mail fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill imposed the sentence on Frank A. Caligiuri, Jr., 42.
According to information presented to the court in July 2009, Caligiuri, who was a Kennedy Township Police Officer at that time, devised a scheme to defraud GEICO Insurance Company by falsely reporting that his Harley Davidson motorcycle had been stolen when, in fact, it had not. After receiving the insurance proceeds from GEICO, Caligiuri sold the motorcycle, but the sale was arranged and surveilled by federal law enforcement agents, who were conducting an undercover operation.
Assistant United States Attorneys Robert S. Cessar and Lee J. Karl prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration Customs Enforcement for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Caliguiri.
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