Brothers Charged in Online Ticket Sales Scheme
|U.S. Attorney’s Office June 18, 2013|
PITTSBURGH—Brothers Daniel J. Isabella, Jr. and David J. Isabella were indicted today by a federal grand jury on conspiracy and wire fraud charges, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The indictment named Daniel J. Isabella, Jr., 29, and David J. Isabella, 22, both of 759 Maytide Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
According to the indictment, from January through September 2012, Daniel J. Isabella, Jr. and David J. Isabella advertised online the sale of tickets to entertainment events. Although they did not have tickets to these events, the brothers would instruct potential purchasers to send money for the advertised tickets. Daniel and David Isabella defrauded over 250 potential ticket purchasers of over $70,000.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 100 years in prison, a fine of $1,250,000, or both for Daniel J. Isabella, Jr. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 80 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both for David J. Isabella. 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.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Daniel J. Isabella, Jr. and David J. Isabella.