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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Overbrook Man Sentenced To Prison For Online Ticket Fraud Scheme

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh resident has been sentenced in federal court to 18 months imprisonment, with three years of supervised release to follow, on his conviction of wire fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Daniel J. Isabella, Jr., 30.

According to information presented to the court, from January through September of 2012, Isabella advertised online the sale of tickets to entertainment events. Although Isabella had no tickets to these events, potential purchasers were instructed to send money for the advertised tickets. Isabella defrauded over 250 potential ticket purchasers of over $70,000.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Isabella.

Updated July 14, 2015