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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 14, 2014

Former Education Exec Sentenced For Stealing From Program Receiving Federal Funds

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Grove City, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to three years probation, which includes two months in a community confinement center, 150 hours of community service, and a $2,000 fine on her conviction of theft concerning a program receiving federal funds, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Cecelia Yauger, 56.

According to information presented to the court, from in and around January 2012, to in and around December 2012, Yauger, being an agent of the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV (“IU4”), did knowingly steal property worth at least $5,000, which was owned by and under the custody and control of IU4.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the United States Department of Education, Office of Inspector General for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Yauger.

Updated July 14, 2015