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Federal Inmate Charged with Escaping from Renewal, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, on a charge of escaping from federal custody, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on Dec. 18, named Kevin Warner, 40.

According to the indictment, on Aug. 16, 2012, Warner, who had been in prison on a federal conviction for conspiracy to pass false checks, escaped from Renewal, Inc., a halfway house located in downtown Pittsburgh.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Eric S. Rosen is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Marshals conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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