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West Mifflin Woman Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Launder Heroin Trafficking Proceeds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Lori Page, a resident of West Mifflin, Pa., was sentenced to 24 months in prison for conspiring to launder heroin trafficking proceeds, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Page, 30, was sentenced by United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer. Judge Fischer also imposed a three-year term of supervised release to follow the prison sentence.

In 2012, Page laundered thousands of dollars of heroin trafficking proceeds through her bank account and through payments to rental car companies and knowingly facilitated interstate heroin trafficking in doing so. She did it in return for money, expensive shoes, clothing, and related accessories. In addition, testimony during the sentencing hearing established that, during 2010 and 2011, Page served as a matchmaker between an out-of-state heroin source of supply and Pittsburgh heroin dealers. She was compensated for doing so.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Drug Enforcement Administration in Pittsburgh and New York, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Allegheny County Police Department, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, the Wilkins Township Police Department, the East Pittsburgh Police Department, the New York Police Department, the Blair County District Attorney's Office, and the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office conducted the investigation leading to the conviction and sentence in this case.

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