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

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Oakmont Man Pleads Guilty to Structuring Cash Withdrawls to Evade Reporting Requirements

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County resident pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of structuring financial transactions, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Louis Lammana, 49, of Oakmont, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Lamanna structured cash withdrawals in 2011 and 2013 in a manner designed to evade the reporting requirements of the various financial institutions. Lamanna structured over $157,000 during those two time periods with the bulk of the structuring occurring in 2013.

Judge Schwab scheduled sentencing for October 3, 2016. Pending sentencing, the court continued Lamanna on bond.

Assistant United States Attorneys Brendan T. Conway, Michael L. Ivory, and Michael A. Comber are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Louis Lammana.

Financial Fraud
Updated May 17, 2016