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North Huntingdon Man Sentenced for Mail Fraud, Witness Tampering & False Statements

August 19, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of North Huntingdon, Pa. has been sentenced in federal court to three years of probation; eight months of home detention with electronic monitoring; restitution of $14,639.86, and he has been ordered to pay a fine of $10,000 on his conviction of mail fraud, witness tampering and false statements to the government, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerr y imposed the sentence on Danny A. Patel, 46.

According to information presented to the court, Patel managed a BP gas station in McKeesport, Pa. Patel submitted false insurance claims to Harleysville Insurance Company arising from a December 25, 2011 accident at the BP. Patel also admitted that he lied to FBI agents and obstructed justice by asking witnesses to lie to FBI agents.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U. S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Patel.

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