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Butler County Woman Charged with Embezzling from Credit Union and Tax Evasion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Butler County, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of embezzlement from an institution insured by the NCUA and income tax evasion, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The five-count indictment named Stacy L. Attisano, 43, of Portersville, Pa., as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, between 2004 and 2010, Attisano embezzled in excess of $1,000 from the Lawrence County School Employee Federal Credit Union, where she was employed as the assistant manager. Attisano was also charged with tax evasion for the years 2006 through 2009.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 50 years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Shaun E. Sweeney is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation 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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