Pennsylvania News: New Castle Man, Joshua L. Bable Charged with Illegally Receiving Railroad Retirement Benefits

PITTSBURGH, PA – A Lawrence County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of theft of government property, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned yesterday, named Joshua L. Bable, 31, of New Castle, Pennsylvania.

According to the Indictment, from April 4, 2016, through December 30, 2016, Bable received $13,013.47 in Railroad Retirement Board unemployment benefits to which he knew he was not entitled.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, 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 Mary McKeen Houghton is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, 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.

SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on February 13, 2019.