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Australian National Sentenced to Prison, Deportation for Embezzling Funds

U.S. Attorney’s Office February 19, 2013
  • Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH—An Australian national living in Pittsburgh has been sentenced in federal court to 21 months’ incarceration, plus three years’ supervised release and deportation following service of his sentence, on his conviction of wire and mail fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Kenneth H. Laing, 56.

According to the information presented to the court, Laing was hired as the CEO of Pittsburgh based Ortho-Tag Inc. in 2011 and soon thereafter embezzled over $240,000 from the company’s operating account, which Laing used for personal expenses, and to financially support another business that Laing controlled.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation that led to the conviction of Laing.

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