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

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Glassport Man Admits Guilt in Fraud Scheme

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court on a charge of wire fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

William B. Rusnock, 35, of Glassport, Pa., pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond.

According to the information presented to the court, Rusnock made fraudulent purchases of sporting event tickets on StubHub! without paying for them, defrauding StubHub!, PayPal and Huntington Bank by using a deceptive scheme. The fraud totaled approximately $44,000.

Judge Diamond scheduled the sentencing for Oct. 18, 2016 at 10 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000.00, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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

The United States Secret Service conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

Financial Fraud
Updated June 27, 2016