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Pittsburgh Man Charged with Defrauding Area Banks

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

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of bank fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Robert Campoli, Jr, age 49, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, from March 6, 2019 to March 20, 2019, Campoli, Jr. engaged in a scheme to defraud Citizens Bank, Huntington Bank and Key Bank. The indictment alleges Campoli, Jr. used forged and counterfeit checks payable to him to withdraw money from business accounts at the banks, even though he had no relationship with the businesses named on the checks.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 30 years in prison, a fine of $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 Douglas C. Maloney is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Secret Service, along with members of the Moon Township, Brentwood Borough, Northern Regional, Penn Township, Peters Township, and Austintown, Ohio, Police Departments 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 June 27, 2019

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