Greensburg Man Charged with Making and Using Fake U.S. Secret Service Credentials
PITTSBURGH – A resident of Greensburg, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of conspiracy to produce false identification documents, use of a false U.S. Secret Service badge, and an unauthorized use of the U.S. Secret Service seal on a fake U.S. Secret Service identification card, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The three-count indictment, returned on October 4, named Christopher Diiorio, 53, of Greensburg, PA.
According to the indictment, Christopher Diiorio conspired with others to produce false United States Secret Service identification cards. He also misrepresented that he was an agent of the United States Secret Service, possessed, and displayed an imitation United States Secret Service badge to a hotel manager in order to obtain the government rate for a hotel stay. Finally, he misrepresented that he was an agent of the United States Secret Service and displayed the false United States Secret Service identification card during an encounter with a local police officer.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of twenty years and six months in prison, a fine of $505,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Hull 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.