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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Butler County Woman Sentenced for Embezzling from UPMC Subsidiary

PITTSBURGH -A Butler County resident has been sentenced in federal court to one day in the custody of the United States Marshals Service, three years supervised release, the first six months of which are to be served at the Renewal Center, the second six months of which are to be served on home detention, and ordered to pay $124,965.86 on her conviction of embezzlement relating to health care, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge David Stewart Cercone imposed the sentence on Elizabeth A. Rotto, 69, of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, Rotto embezzled funds in the amount of $124,965.86 that belonged to Askesis Development Group, a subsidiary of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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

Acting United States Attorney Song commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Rotto.

Updated January 19, 2017