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Landlord Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Fraud Scheme

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

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh resident was sentenced today in federal court to five years probation with six months home confinement, and restitution of $43,054, on his conviction of theft of government property, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States Chief District Court Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed sentence upon Julio Rafael Antomachi, III, 28, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

According to information presented to the court,  under the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, Antomachi fraudulently received federal housing subsidy monies as a purported landlord of the property located at on Friday Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  From February 2010 through February 2015, Antomachi wrongfully converted $43,054.00 in federal housing subsidy monies.

Assistant United States Attorney Mary McKeen Houghton prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of the Inspector General, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Antomachi. 

Updated February 4, 2016