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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 29, 2014

Pittsburgh Woman Sentenced To 5 Years Probation For Selling Subscriptions Without Delivering Magazines

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to five years probation and 200 hours of community service on her conviction of mail fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill imposed the sentence on Larhon Buchanan, 33, of Pittsburgh, PA.

According to the information presented to the court, Buchanan was a co-owner of several businesses that purported to sell magazine subscriptions but only collected money from victims without ever providing the magazine subscriptions. The scheme took place in cities throughout the country. Losses to the victims were approximately $2 million. The business names used were New Image Consultants, Inc., Fresh Start Opportunities, A Fresh Start by Larhon Buchanan, A Fresh Start by Samuel Cole, and Destiny Sales, Inc.

Assistant United States Attorney Nelson P. Cohen prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Postal Inspection Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Larhon Buchanan.

Updated July 14, 2015