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Former Police Officer Sentenced to Probation for Fraud Conviction

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 12, 2012
  • Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH—A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been sentenced in federal court to two years’ probation, four months home confinement, and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $14,925 and to serve 100 hours of community service on his conviction of mail fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill imposed the sentence on Frank A. Caligiuri, Jr., 42, of 916 Chestnut Ridge Drive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15205.

According to information presented to the court in July 2009, Caligiuri, who was a Kennedy Township Police Officer at that time, devised a scheme to defraud GEICO Insurance Company by falsely reporting that his Harley Davidson motorcycle had been stolen when, in fact, it had not. After receiving the insurance proceeds from GEICO, Caligiuri sold the motorcycle, but the sale was arranged and surveilled by federal law enforcement agents, who were conducting an undercover operation.

Assistant United States Attorneys Robert S. Cessar and Lee J. Karl prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration Customs Enforcement for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Caliguiri.