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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Law Firm Office Manager Charged with Bank Fraud

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of bank fraud, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The one-count indictment named Anthony Calaiaro, age 33, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, from June 2014 through approximately April 2016, Calaiaro, who was employed as an Office Manager for a law firm, wrote checks to himself by forging the signature of a partner from the firm. Calaiaro then cashed the forged checks at various locations and used the funds for his own personal use. The total loss is approximately $827,020.39.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 30 years in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Lee J. Karl is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police 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 February 4, 2017