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

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cranberry Twp. Woman Admints Embezzling $150,000 from UPMC Subsidiary

PITTSBURGH - A Butler County resident pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of embezzlement related to health care, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Elizabeth A. Rotto, 46, of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge David Stewart Cercone.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Rotto embezzled funds in the amount of $150,000 that belonged to Askesis Development Group, a subsidiary of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Judge Cercone scheduled sentencing for Nov. 8, 2016 at 10 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of ten years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court continued Rotto on bond.

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

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Rotto.

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