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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

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, U.S. Attorney’s Office for Western Pennsylvania Collects a Record $145 Million in Civil and Criminal Actions for U.S. Taxpayers in 2018

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today that the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania collected a record $145M in civil and criminal actions in FY 2018. Of the total amount collected, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, working with partner agencies, collected $10,604,018 in FY 2018 by forfeiting criminal … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, U.S. Attorney’s Office for Western Pennsylvania Collects a Record $145 Million in Civil and Criminal Actions for U.S. Taxpayers in 2018

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Thomas George Stanko, Multi-Convicted Felon Charged with Firearms Violations

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of federal firearms violations, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The two-count Indictment, returned on Dec. 12, named Thomas George Stanko, 48, as the sole defendant. According to the Indictment, from on or … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Thomas George Stanko, Multi-Convicted Felon Charged with Firearms Violations

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, John Hornezes Illegally Possessed Cocaine, Crack, Pistol and Ammunition

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. John Hornezes, 44, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to three counts before United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. In connection with the guilty plea, … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, John Hornezes Illegally Possessed Cocaine, Crack, Pistol and Ammunition