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Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Erika Romanowski, Former Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office Employee Sentenced for Obstruction of Justice

PITTSBURGH, PA (STL.News) – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court for obstruction of justice, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab sentenced Erika Romanowski, 41, to serve one day in prison, followed by six months (180 days) of home detention and three years … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Erika Romanowski, Former Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office Employee Sentenced for Obstruction of Justice

Pennsylvania News: Uniontown Man, Eugene Traficante Pleads Guilty to Defrauding his Employer, Failing to File Tax Returns

PITTSBURGH, PA (STL.News) – A resident of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of mail fraud, tax evasion, and willful failure to file income tax returns, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Eugene Traficante, 44, pleaded guilty yesterday to four counts before United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon. In connection … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Uniontown Man, Eugene Traficante Pleads Guilty to Defrauding his Employer, Failing to File Tax Returns

Pennsylvania News: Washington Man, Antoine Dean Pleads Guilty in Wiretap Investigation of Gang Violence and Drug Trafficking in Pittsburgh’s West End

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Washington, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to distribute a quantity of crack cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Antoine Dean, Jr., 29, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. In connection with the … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Washington Man, Antoine Dean Pleads Guilty in Wiretap Investigation of Gang Violence and Drug Trafficking in Pittsburgh’s West End

Pennsylvania News: Homestead Felon, Michael William Horvwalt Charged with Illegally Possessing a Gun and Ammunition

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – An Allegheny County felon has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The one-count Indictment named Michael William Horvwalt, 32, formerly of Homestead, PA, as the sole defendant. According to the Indictment, on or … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Homestead Felon, Michael William Horvwalt Charged with Illegally Possessing a Gun and Ammunition

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, James Robert Snyder Indicted for Illegally Possessing a Semi-Automatic Rifle

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, with a violation of federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The one-count Indictment, returned on March 12, named James Robert Snyder, 27, as the sole defendant. According to the Indictment, on February 15, 2019, … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, James Robert Snyder Indicted for Illegally Possessing a Semi-Automatic Rifle

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Angelo Everett, Leader of Heroin Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -A resident of Penn Hills, PA, was sentenced in federal court to 120months’ imprisonment on a charge of conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Angelo Everett, age 36. According to information … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Angelo Everett, Leader of Heroin Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Puerto Rican Indicted in Payment Processing Fraud Scheme

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and bank fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The one-count Indictment, returned on Feb. 19, named Lancelot De Montsegur, aka Patrice Berthome, 38, as the … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Puerto Rican Indicted in Payment Processing Fraud Scheme

Pennsylvania News: Munhall Man, Christopher Eric Carr Sentenced to 1.5 Years in Prison for Stealing Packages and Mail Items from Pittsburgh Apartment Buildings

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Munhall, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 18 months’ imprisonment and a three-year term of supervised release, on his conviction of conspiracy and mail theft, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Christopher Eric Carr, 46. … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Munhall Man, Christopher Eric Carr Sentenced to 1.5 Years in Prison for Stealing Packages and Mail Items from Pittsburgh Apartment Buildings

Pennsylvania News: Ohio Man, Adolph Brown Sentenced to 17.5 Years in Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

PITTSBURGH, PA – A former resident of Akron, Ohio, was sentenced in federal court last week for violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Reggie B. Walton sentenced Adolph Brown, 48, to serve 210 months (17.5 years) in prison following his conviction of possession with intent … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Ohio Man, Adolph Brown Sentenced to 17.5 Years in Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

Pennsylvania News: Ohio Man, Adolph Brown Sentenced to 17.5 Years in Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A former resident of Akron, Ohio, was sentenced in federal court last week for violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Reggie B. Walton sentenced Adolph Brown, 48, to serve 210 months (17.5 years) in prison following his conviction of possession with intent … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Ohio Man, Adolph Brown Sentenced to 17.5 Years in Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Mark Fisher Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court for violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Mark Fisher, 40, pleaded guilty on March 6, 2019, to one count before United States District Judge David Stewart Cercone. In connection with the guilty plea, the court was … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Mark Fisher Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy

Pennsylvania News: Virginia Man, Thomas Powell Pleads Guilty in Money Laundering Scheme

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Salem, Virginia, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to a charge of money laundering conspiracy, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Thomas Powell, 64, pleaded guilty to one felony count before United States District Judge David S. Cercone. In connection with the guilty plea, the court was … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Virginia Man, Thomas Powell Pleads Guilty in Money Laundering Scheme

Pennsylvania News: Evans City Man, Chad Vaughan Charged with Robbing Zelienople Bank

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Evans City, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on one charge of bank robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The one-count Indictment, returned on March 5, names Chad Vaughan, 32, as the sole defendant. According to the Indictment, on October 23, … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Evans City Man, Chad Vaughan Charged with Robbing Zelienople Bank

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Richard Stuart Wright Pleads Guilty to Decades-Long Career of Dealing Cocaine and Laundering Money

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -A Pittsburgh man pleaded guilty in federal court to charges regarding his trafficking of cocaine and money laundering, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Richard Stuart Wright, 76, pleaded guilty to three counts before President United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak. In connection with the guilty pleas of Wright and … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Richard Stuart Wright Pleads Guilty to Decades-Long Career of Dealing Cocaine and Laundering Money

Pennsylvania News: McKeesport Felon, Eric Antoin Johnson Charged with Unlawful Possession of Pistol and Ammunition

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of federal firearms violations, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The one-count Indictment returned on February 26, named Eric Antoin Johnson, 22, as the sole defendant. According to the Indictment, from on … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: McKeesport Felon, Eric Antoin Johnson Charged with Unlawful Possession of Pistol and Ammunition

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Marvin Younger Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges in Operation Gang Green Investigation

Pittsburgh, PA – A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Marvin Younger, age 37, pleaded guilty on February 14, 2019, to two counts before Senior United States District Judge Arthur … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Marvin Younger Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges in Operation Gang Green Investigation

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh-area Residents Charged in Armed Robbery Spree of Local Banks

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Nicole Wallace, 34, of Carnegie, Pennsylvania, and Edward Hooten, 42, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have been charged in two separate but related indictments with conspiring to rob three area banks, armed bank robbery, attempted armed bank robbery, and aiding and abetting armed bank robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. According … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh-area Residents Charged in Armed Robbery Spree of Local Banks

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

Pennsylvania News: Johnstown Heroin Dealer, Tony Charles Eppolito Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to two years in prison and six years’ supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Tony Charles Eppolito, 32. … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Johnstown Heroin Dealer, Tony Charles Eppolito Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Deshaun A. McGeorge Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Local Banks

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has pleaded guilty in federal court on a charge of fraud conspiracy, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Deshaun A. McGeorge, 27, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge David S. Cercone. According to the indictment, McGeorge and others agreed to defraud … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Deshaun A. McGeorge Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Local Banks

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Stephen K. Shaner, Johnstown Opioid Treatment Center Owner Indicted For Unlawfully Dispensing Controlled Substances, Money Laundering

PITTSBURGH, PA. – The owner and operator of SKS Associates, Inc. (SKS) has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of conspiracy to unlawfully distribute controlled substances, using or maintaining a drug involved premises, conspiracy to commit health care fraud and money laundering, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Stephen K. Shaner, Johnstown Opioid Treatment Center Owner Indicted For Unlawfully Dispensing Controlled Substances, Money Laundering

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Larry J. Goisse, Jr., Suspended Nurse Practitioner Indicted for Illegal Prescriptions

PITTSBURGH, PA – A suspended nurse practitioner has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of dispensing and distributing controlled substances and conspiring to distribute and dispense controlled substances, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The 294-count Indictment, returned on Feb. 5, named Larry J. Goisse, Jr. 34, as … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Larry J. Goisse, Jr., Suspended Nurse Practitioner Indicted for Illegal Prescriptions

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Multi-State Drug Smuggling Prison Ring Dismantled

PITTSBURGH, PA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging 27 defendants, many of whom are serving federal prison sentences or were recently released from federal prison sentences, with committing drug trafficking and money laundering crimes and with engaging in interstate travel and transmissions in aid of racketeering, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Multi-State Drug Smuggling Prison Ring Dismantled

Pennsylvania News: McKeesport Man, Marcaius Butler, Jr. Sentenced to More than 5 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Law Violations

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to five years and eight months in prison and three years’ supervised release on his conviction of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Fentanyl and Possession of a Firearm in furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, United States Attorney Scott W. … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: McKeesport Man, Marcaius Butler, Jr. Sentenced to More than 5 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Law Violations

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Larry J. Goissie, Jr.,Criminal Complaint Filed Against Suspended Nurse Practitioner for Illegal Prescriptions

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Larry J. Goissie, Jr., 34, of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been charged by federal criminal complaint with illegal distribution of Schedule II controlled substances, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. According to the federal criminal complaint filed in this case, Goisse is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner who owns and operates … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Larry J. Goissie, Jr.,Criminal Complaint Filed Against Suspended Nurse Practitioner for Illegal Prescriptions

Pennsylvania News: Governor Tom Wolf Announces Record Drop in Prison Inmate Population

Harrisburg, PA – Jan. 13, 2019 – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced Friday the largest reduction of inmates in the Pennsylvania state prison system since record keeping began. In 2018, the total DOC inmate population dropped from 48,438 to 47,370, a decrease of 1,068 inmates or 2.2 percent over 2017.  The inmate population has declined … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Governor Tom Wolf Announces Record Drop in Prison Inmate Population

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Heroin Dealer, Anthony Ptomey Sentenced to Nearly 5 Years’ Imprisonment

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A former resident of Pittsburgh, PA has been sentenced in federal court to four years and nine months in prison, followed by six years of supervised release, on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Court Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Heroin Dealer, Anthony Ptomey Sentenced to Nearly 5 Years’ Imprisonment

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Robert Moore Pleads Guilty in Crack Cocaine Distribution Scheme

PITTSBURGH, Pa – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to distribute a quantity of crack cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Robert Moore, age 36, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. In connection with the guilty … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Robert Moore Pleads Guilty in Crack Cocaine Distribution Scheme

Pennsylvania News: Philadelphia Man, Germaine Kelly Admits Robbing 2 Pittsburgh-area Banks

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A former resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to charges of bank robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Germaine Kelly, 39, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon. Judge Bissoon scheduled sentencing for May 16, 2019. In connection with … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Philadelphia Man, Germaine Kelly Admits Robbing 2 Pittsburgh-area Banks

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, Isaiah Peeples Pleads Guilty to Drug and Gun Charges

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, possession with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Isaiah Peeples, 27, pleaded … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, Isaiah Peeples Pleads Guilty to Drug and Gun Charges