News and Press Releases

Eighty-Four, Pa., Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Structuring Financial Transactions

February 7, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Daniel Young has been sentenced in federal court to 63 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy and structuring financial transactions, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today. Young was also ordered to forfeit $440,000 in money and equipment.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Young, 42, of Eighty- Four, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, Daniel Young and his co-defendants, Kimberly Ostrander and Dennis Young, participated in a conspiracy in which they structured financial transactions with financial institutions and businesses to avoid the filing of Currency Transaction Reports. Currency Transactions Reports are required to be filed when financial institutions and businesses receive in excess of $10,000 in cash. Young, who is serving a 12- to 24-year sentence for drug trafficking, structured approximately $260,000 in cash from his drug trafficking proceeds to purchase his home, heavy equipment, and a vehicle. Young and his co-conspirators used a variety of bank accounts and individuals to structure the cash payments.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Daniel Young.

Return to Top

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
Justice 101
Opioid Overdose Reduction Action Plan
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Western District of Pennsylvania

honors October 2014 as

National Domestic Violence
Awareness Month

If you or someone you know
has been a victim of domestic violence please contact the
National Domestic Violence
Hotline at:



Text PGHOD to Tip411 (847411)
Victim Witness Assistance

Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.

Stop Fraud

Protect yourself from fraud, and report suspected cases of financial fraud to local law enforcement.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.