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Glassport Man Charged with Fraud for Purchasing Game Tickets without Paying

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

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The 12-count indictment, returned on Sept. 22, named William B. Rusnock, 35, Glassport, PA, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Rusnock made fraudulent purchases of sporting event tickets on StubHub! without paying for them, defrauding StubHub!, PayPal and Huntington Bank.

The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both for each count of conviction. 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.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated October 8, 2015

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