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Cambria County Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Money Laundering Conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Carrolltown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 46 months in prison and three years supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to commit money laundering, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Gerald G. Lowmaster, 67.

According to information presented to the court, from March 2008 to May 9, 2011, Gerald G. Lowmaster conspired to commit money laundering. In addition, evidence presented to the Court at the time of Gerald G. Lowmaster's sentencing reflected that he conspired with George M. Lowmaster and others to conduct financial transactions involving proceeds generated through George M. Lowmaster's drug distribution organization with the intent to conceal the source of the proceeds and with the intent to promote the carrying on of George M. Lowmaster's drug distribution organization.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the joint task force, headed by the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Gerald G. Lowmaster. Other agencies participating on the task force include the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, Cambria County District Attorney's Office, Carrolltown Police Department, Patton Police Department, Ebensburg Police Department, Portage Police Department and Paint Township Police Department.

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