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Pittsburgh Resident Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Computer Fraud

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 24 months imprisonment and three years supervised release on his conviction of computer fraud, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Kevin N. Ukaegbu, age 31, of Pittsburgh, PA.

According to information presented to the court, on December 5, 2022, Ukaegbu, formerly a graduate nurse at Allegheny General Hospital, criminally used the hospital credentials of a Highmark resident physician and attempted to modify prescription medications for two patients, putting one of the patients at risk of serious bodily harm. In neither case was the medicine administered to the patients. Due to the seriousness of the crime, Judge Bissoon imposed the maximum sentence under the guideline range.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Homeland Security Investigations of the United States Department of Homeland Security, with the assistance of Highmark Health Police, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Ukaegbu.

Updated May 21, 2024

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