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New Kensington Man Sentenced to Time-Served for Conspiring to Commit Fraud

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to commit offense against the United States, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Erick Woods, age 23, of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of time served (six months’ incarceration) to be followed by a two-year term of supervised release by Judge Arthur J. Schwab.

From in and around June 2020, and continuing thereafter until in and around July 2020, in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Woods knowingly and willfully did conspire to commit an offense against the United States, more specifically, mail fraud related to pandemic unemployment benefits.

Woods was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $11,910.00.

Assistant United States Attorney Benjamin J. Risacher is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the prosecution of Woods.

Updated January 20, 2022

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