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Former Uniontown Medical Group Office Manager Sentenced to Prison for Embezzlement and Tax Scheme

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

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Fayette County, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to 28 months’ incarceration followed by three years of supervised release on charges of wire fraud and filing false income tax returns, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Additionally, the defendant was ordered to forfeit to the United States approximately $926,940, and additional funds she maintained in a 401K retirement account held by her employer, Grandview Medical Management. She was also ordered to make restitution to the IRS totaling $270,426.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Cynthia L. Demniak, 60, of Leckrone, PA.

The government represented to the court that between 2013 and 2018. Demniak, in her position as office manager for Grandview Medical Management located in Uniontown, PA, embezzled approximately $926,940 from her employer, which she used for personal expenses and to satisfy a gambling addiction. The court was also advised that for tax years 2013 through 2018, Demniak materially underreported the embezzled income from Grandview Medical Center on her federal income tax returns.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations and United States Postal Inspection Service are conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution and conviction of Cynthia L. Demniak.

Updated November 19, 2020

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