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Former Law Firm Office Manager Sentenced to Prison, Ordered to Pay Restitution for Bank Fraud Scheme

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Pa – A former law firm office manager has been sentenced in federal court to 21 months imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $827,020.39 in restitution on his conviction of one count of bank fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Anthony Calaiaro, 34, of 5072 Grove Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Whitehall).

According to information presented to the court, from June 2014 through approximately April 2016, Calaiaro, who was employed as an Office Manager for a law firm, wrote checks to himself and forged a partner’s signature on the checks. Calaiaro then cashed the forged checks at various locations and used the funds for his own personal use. The total loss is approximately $827,020.39.

Assistant United States Attorney Lee J. Karl prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Calaiaro.

Updated August 1, 2018

Financial Fraud