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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Medical Devices Salesman Admits Guilty In Fraud Scheme

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Connellsville, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of mail fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

David Leasher, age 44, pleaded guilty to six counts before United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on or about August 22, 2012, through September 21, 2012, Leasher stole medical devices from his employer and sold the stolen devices online at Amazon.com.

Judge McVerry scheduled sentencing for March 13, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 120 years in prison, a fine of $1,500,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Leasher.

Updated July 14, 2015