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Carrolltown Woman Charged In Money Laundering Conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Carrolltown, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on a charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Theresa A. Deckard, 58.

According to the indictment, from March 2008 to May 9, 2011, Deckard conspired to commit money laundering.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, 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 John J. Valkovci, Jr., is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

A joint task force, headed by the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case. Other agencies participating on the task force include the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation; Pennsylvania State Police; the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office; the Cambria County District Attorney's Office; the Carrolltown Police Department; the Patton Police Department; the Ebensburg Police Department; the Portage Police Department and the Paint Township Police Department.

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

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