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Former Police Chief Sentenced to More Than 11 Years in Prison for Corrupt Acts

U.S. Attorney’s Office June 14, 2013
  • Western District of Pennsylvania (412) 644-3500

PITTSBURGH—A former East Washington Police chief has been sentenced in federal court to 135 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years’ supervised release, on his conviction of Hobbs Act violations, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Donald Abraham Solomon, 57, of Lemoyne Avenue, Washington, Pennsylvania, 15301.

According to information presented to the court, Solomon was the chief of Police of East Washington Borough, in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He received payments from a purported drug dealer, who was an undercover FBI agent, to protect drug shipments and to purchase law enforcement restricted police equipment.

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 for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Solomon.