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Chester County Man Sentenced for Possession of Explosives, Fraud, and Weapons Offenses

PHILADELPHIA - Istvan Merchenthaler, 45, formerly of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 140 months in prison for wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, filing false tax returns, interstate transportation of stolen property, possessing unregistered destructive devices, possessing firearms and ammunition as a fugitive, and possessing an illegally manufactured firearm.

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Superseding Indictment Charges Owner of Trucking Business with Fraud

PHILADELPHIA - A superseding indictment was filed today charging Volodymyr Kurylo, a/k/a 35, of Richboro, PA, and Vitalii Vitiuk, 28, of Philadelphia, PA, with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count of conspiracy to produce an identification document without lawful authority, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Scammers Using Spoofed FBI Phone Numbers to Fool Victims

The Philadelphia Division of the FBI is warning the public to be on alert for a phone scam that spoofs, or fraudulently displays, the FBIs caller ID.

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Ambulance Company Employee Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Fraud

PHILADELPHIA Fritzroy Brown, 39, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for a healthcare fraud scheme centering on Brotherly Love Ambulance, Inc.

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Philadelphia Pair Indicted on Drug and Gun Charges

PHILADELPHIA - William Upson, a/k/a Jamal, 34, and Todd Smith, a/k/a Tyrone Smith, 37, both of Philadelphia, PA, were charged today by Indictment with drug trafficking and weapons charges, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Investment Adviser Sentenced for Near $2 Million Fraud

PHILADELPHIA - Michael Donnelly, 47, of Lecanto, Florida, was sentenced today to 99 months in prison for an investment scheme that bilked his friends and clients of nearly $2 million.

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Quakertown Man Charged with Defrauding Lehigh University Fraternities and Sororities

PHILADELPHIA An indictment was filed today charging Albert Fisher, 76, of Quakertown, PA, with conspiring to defraud fraternities, sororities and fraternity alumni associations at Lehigh University, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Kidnapping People for ATM Access

PHILADELPHIA - Nathaniel Rodriguez, 40, of Philadelphia, PA was charged today by indictment with two counts of kidnapping, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Parochial Vicar Sentenced for Child Exploitation Charges

PHILADELPHIA Mark Haynes, 56, of West Chester, PA, was sentenced today to 240 months in prison for child sexual abuse and exploitation.

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Lancaster County Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

PHILADELPHIA - Jeremy Hachey, 23, of Lititz, PA, was charged today by Indictment with receipt and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Luzerne County Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Heroin Trafficking and Illegal Reentry

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a citizen of the Dominican Republic who reentered the United States after being deported and resided in Luzerne County, was sentenced to 78 months in prison today by Senior U.

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Two Shenandoah Men Plead Guilty to Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that two Shenandoah residents connected to a large-scale heroin trafficking ring that operated in Schuylkill County during 2012 through September 2015, pleaded guilty today before Senior U.

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Charges Allege Quakertown Business Owner Exploited the USDOT Disadvantaged Business Program

PHILADELPHIA Rajat K. Verma, 66, of Quakertown, PA, was charged by information with conspiracy in a fraud scheme involving the USDOT Disadvantaged Business Program and work performed on the federally funded George C.

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New York Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Trafficking

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 29-year-old Brooklyn, New York man pleaded guilty March 25, 2016 to sex trafficking of a minor before U.

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Allentown City Controller Charged in Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIA Mary Ellen Koval, 64, of Allentown, PA, was charged today by Information with conspiracy to commit honest services fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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California Man Federally Charged with Travel with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Conduct

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Stephen Chang, age 27, from Los Angeles, California was arrested at the Harrisburg International Airport on Saturday, March 5, 2016 and charged with three counts of travel with intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct.

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Chaka Fattah, Jr. Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Fraud and Tax Charges

PHILADELPHIA Chaka Fattah, Jr. , 33, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for 22 counts that included fraud and tax charges.

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Chester County Man Pleads Guilty to Telemarketing Scam

PHILADELPHIA - Marc Roy Ferry, 35, of Downingtown, PA, pleaded guilty today to one count of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering in connection with a telemarketing scheme that bilked tens of thousands of senior citizens out of more than $13 million.

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Detainee Charged with Attempting to Escape

PHILADELPHIA Cory Foster, 28, a detainee at the Federal Detention Center (FDC) in Philadelphia, was charged today by indictment with attempted escape, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Two Inmates at Lewisburg Federal Prison Charged with Assault

SCRANTON - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that two inmates at the United States Penitentiary, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, have been indicted today by a federal grand jury in Scranton for assaulting another inmate with a homemade weapon.

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Federal Jury Convicts New York Man in Connection with Scranton Bank Robbery

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney=s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Jemel Laquan King, a/k/a age 37, a resident of New York, was convicted of conspiracy, aiding and abetting a bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during the robbery.

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Lebanon Service Man Sentenced to 12 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Receive Bribes While Serving in Afghanistan

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that Timothy H.

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Former Chief Operating Officer and Co-Owner of Schuylkill Products Resentenced in Largest Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Fraud in Nation’s History

HARRISBURG-Ernest G. Fink, Jr. , 70, of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, the former Chief Operating Officer and co-owner of Schuylkill Products Inc.

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Inmate at United States Penitentiary at Canaan Charged with Assaulting Fellow Inmate

SCRANTON - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that yesterday a grand jury in Scranton indicted a federal inmate at the United States Penitentiary at Canaan for assaulting another inmate.

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FBI, Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Juvenile

The FBI and the West Whiteland Township (Pennsylvania) Police Department are seeking the publics assistance in locating John Thomas Parker, age 14.

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Judge Sentences Defendant for Violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Yijia Zhang, a permanent resident of the United States and a citizen of the People’s Republic of China, was sentenced for a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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Racketeering Conspiracy Charged in Payday Lending Case

PHILADELPHIA Charles M. Hallinan, 75, of Villanova, PA, and Wheeler K. Neff, 67, of Wilmington, DE, were charged by indictment, unsealed today, with two counts of conspiracy to violate the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ( businesses, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Delaware County Man Convicted in Tax Scheme

PHILADELPHIA 43, of Aldan, PA, on charges related to a tax fraud scheme.

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Former Manager of York Federal Credit Union Charged with Embezzlement and Tax Evasion

HARRISBURG s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that the former Chief Executive Officer-Manager of the HD York Federal Credit Union in York, Pennsylvania has been charged with embezzlement from the Credit Union and with evading federal income taxes.

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New York City Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

SCRANTON - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 28 year old New York City resident was sentenced today to 46 months in federal prison by U.

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Philadelphia Doctor Charged in Scheme to Defraud Social Security

PHILADELPHIA An indictment was unsealed today charging Dr.

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Williamsport Men Indicted for Distribution of Heroin and Cocaine

WILLIAMSPORT s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a grand jury in Williamsport returned a five-count indictment yesterday charging two Williamsport men with conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine, distribution of cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine.

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Inmate at United States Penitentiary at Canaan Charged with Assault on Corrections Officer

SCRANTON - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a grand jury in Scranton has indicted a federal inmate at the United States Penitentiary at Canaan for assaulting a federal corrections officer.

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Former Traffic Court Judge Gets Prison Term for Tax Charge

PHILADELPHIA - Michael Sullivan, 51, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to 10 months in prison for one count of failure to report and pay payroll taxes.

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Phone Scam Uses Pressure Tactics, Spoofed FBI Phone Numbers

The Philadelphia Division of the FBI is again warning the public to be on alert for a phone scam that spoofs, or fraudulently displays, the FBIs caller ID.

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Brothers Sentenced to 20 Years for Running Violent Human Trafficking Enterprise

PHILADELPHIA Mykhaylo Botsvynyuk, 38, and Yaroslav Churuk, 48, both of Ukraine, were each sentenced today to 20 years in prison for their roles in a human trafficking enterprise.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Robbing Cell Phone Stores

PHILADELPHIA - Samuel Robinson, 29, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged by indictment with robbing two Metro PCS stores in Philadelphia, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Nurse Convicted for Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Hospice Health Care Fraud

PHILADELPHIA A federal jury, yesterday, returned guilty verdicts against Patricia McGill, 68, of Philadelphia, a registered nurse who took part in a multi-million dollar fraud on Medicare that involved hospice care.

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Clarks Summit Attorney Convicted of Mail Fraud

SCRANTON - The U. S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Susan C. Kevra-Shiner, age 46, of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, was convicted yesterday of seven counts of Mail Fraud in connection with the operation of her abstract and title insurance company.

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York City Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison on Drug Trafficking Charges

HARRISBURG- The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announces that a York man was sentenced to 10 years in prison today by Chief U.

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Pair of Friends Charged in Scheme to Defraud Distressed Homeowners

PHILADELPHIA An indictment, unsealed today, charges two friends, Daniel Sheehan, 41, of Gloucester City, NJ, and John Hoban, 42, of Bellmawr, NJ, in a scheme to defraud distressed homeowners seeking help out of more than $400,000, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Veteran York County Police Officer Charged with Federal Corruption

HARRISBURG s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal grand jury in Harrisburg has indicted Tyson Baker, a 17 year veteran police officer with the Fairview Township Police Department, on charges related to the theft of drug proceeds and efforts to conceal those thefts.

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Former Capital Blue Cross Employee and Four Others Charged with Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal grand jury in Harrisburg indicted five persons for health care fraud on April 20, 2016.

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Fifth Shenandoah Man Pleads Guilty to Participating in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 25-year-old Shenandoah resident connected to a large-scale heroin trafficking ring that operated in Schuylkill County during 2012 through September 2015, pleaded guilty today before Senior U.

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Mother-Daughter Duo Charged in Theft Scheme

PHILADELPHIA Madeline Rosario, 25, and Maribel Nunez, 58, both of Philadelphia, PA, were charged by indictment, unsealed today, in an aggravated identity theft scheme to defraud the IRS, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Federal Inmate Sentenced to 80 Months for Assaulting Fellow Inmate

SCRANTON imprisonment for assaulting a fellow inmate while incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary Canaan (USP Canaan) in Waymart, Pennsylvania.

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Monroe County-Based Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a South Carolina woman who resided in the Stroudsburg area at the time of the offense, pleaded guilty today before U.

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Delaware County Man Charged in Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA - Jean Baptiste Alvarez, a/k/a 43, of Aldan, PA, was charged yesterday by superseding indictment with conspiracy to defraud the United States with respect to claims, aggravated identity theft, misuse of Social Security number, and aiding or assisting in tax preparation of false federal income tax returns, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Philadelphia Man Charged in Heroin Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIA An indictment was filed today charging Jose Ramon Liriano-Compres, 53, of Philadelphia, PA, with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and three counts of distribution of heroin, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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U.S. Court Of Appeals For The Third Circuit Denies Former Lackawanna County Commissioner’s Latest Appeal

HARRISBURG- The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that the U.

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New York Man Sentenced to Life Plus 20 Years for 2012 White Jewelers Robbery

HARRISBURG-The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jesse Brewer, 41, of Jamaica, New York was sentenced today to life imprisonment plus 20 years by the Honorable William W.

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Shenandoah Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 50-year-old Shenandoah resident connected to a large-scale heroin trafficking ring that operated in Schuylkill County during 2012 through September 2015, pleaded guilty today before Senior U.

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Allentown Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for 2012 White Jewelers Robbery

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney=s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Timothy Forbes, 34, of Allentown, Pennsylvania was sentenced today to 14 years by the Honorable William W.

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Drug and Gun Charges Filed Against Bethlehem Man

PHILADELPHIA 37, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was charged by Information, filed yesterday, with one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger and Northampton County District Attorney John M.

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Inmate at Federal Correctional Institute at Allenwood Charged with Assaults on Two Corrections Officers

SCRANTON - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a grand jury in Scranton has indicted a federal inmate at the Federal Correctional Institute at Allenwood for assaulting two federal corrections officers.

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New York Man Charged with Great Bend Bank Robbery

SCRANTON - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal grand jury in Scranton indicted Robert Meader, age 31, of Liverpool, New York, yesterday for committing the robbery of the NBT Bank, Route 11, Great Bend, Pennsylvania.

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Indictment Charges Second Municipal Court Judge in Corruption Scheme

PHILADELPHIA Neill, 65, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with making false statements to the FBI during an investigation of potential wrongdoing in the Philadelphia Municipal Court, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Prison Guard Admits Smuggling Contraband into Philadelphia Prison

PHILADELPHIA ), pleaded guilty today to attempted extortion which interfered with interstate commerce and attempted distribution of controlled substances.

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Former Prison Guard Sentenced for Smuggling Contraband

PHILADELPHIA ) and the Riverside Correctional Facility, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for attempted extortion which interfered with interstate commerce and two counts of attempted distribution of controlled substances.

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Fugitive Extradited from Lebanon to Face Money Laundering Charges

PHILADELPHIA Karim Messaoud, 47, a foreign national of Senegal and Morocco, made his initial appearance today after being extradited from Lebanon to the United States, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Robbery of American Heritage Federal Credit Union in Horsham

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Tax Charges Filed Against Montgomery County Man

PHILADELPHIA - Francis J. Bass, 61, of Montgomery County, PA was charged today by Information with four counts of subscribing a false federal income tax return, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Owner of Internet Sports Memorabilia Businesses Pleads Guilty to $2.5 Million Fraud Scheme

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a former owner of a group of internet sports memorabilia businesses pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge John E.

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Smash and Grab Robbers Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

PHILADELPHIA - Darrell Williams, 45, and David Story, 47, both of Philadelphia, were each sentenced today to 240 months in prison for their roles in a robbery conspiracy that targeted jewelry stores.

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New York Man Convicted of Computer Hacking Internet Service Provider

Dariusz J. Prugar of Syracuse, New York was convicted of computer fraud and wire fraud.

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Eleven Years On, FBI Seeks Information in Disappearance of Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone, Jr.

The FBI, Burlington County (New Jersey) Prosecutore Ottobre) and Richard Petrone, Jr.

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Three Individuals Arrested for Conspiracy to Distribute 5,588 Bags of Heroin

WILLIAMSPORT s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal grand jury in Williamsport returned a two-count indictment charging two Philadelphia men and a Williamsport women with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 5,588 bags of heroin following their arrest by the Pennsylvania State Police on January 1, 2016 in Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County.

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Nineteen Members of Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy Indicted

WILLIAMSPORT s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal grand jury in Williamsport returned a 13-count superseding indictment on February 11, 2016 charging 19 individuals with conspiracy to distribute heroin, crack cocaine, and the opiate buprenorphine, known as Suboxone.

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Gloucester County, New Jersey Man Admits Role in 2015 South Jersey Bank Robbery Spree

CAMDEN, N. J. A Deptford, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing five New Jersey banks and one Pennsylvania bank between June 2015 and September 2015, U.

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Another Shenandoah Man Pleads Guilty to Participating in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 27-year-old Shenandoah resident connected to a large-scale heroin trafficking ring that operated in Schuylkill County during 2012 through September 2015, pleaded guilty yesterday before Senior U.

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Penn National Racing Official Sentenced to Four Months in Prison for Fraud in Race Rigging Scheme

HARRISBURG - The U. S. Attorney s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a racing official at Penn National Race track in Grantville, was sentenced to 4 months in prison today by Chief U.

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Bucks County Law Firm Partner Convicted of Insider Trading

PHILADELPHIA Herbert Sudfeld, 64, of Doylestown, PA, was convicted today on charges of insider trading and making a false statement.

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Former Schuylkill County Employee Sentenced to 12 Months in Prison for Embezzling $452,186

HARRISBURG s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a former Schuylkill County employee, Virginia G.

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Former Prison Guard Pleads Guilty in Corruption Case

PHILADELPHIA s Curran Fromhold Correctional Facility (CFCF), pleaded guilty today to attempted extortion under color of official right, attempted distribution of controlled substances, and making false statements within federal jurisdiction.

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Georgia Man Sentenced to 175 Months in Federal Prison for Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, and Theft Charges

HARRISBURG (14 years and six months) imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Sylvia H.

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Charges Allege New Jersey Woman Exploited the USDOT Disadvantaged Business Program

PHILADELPHIA - Joyce Abrams, 75, of Willingboro, NJ, was charged by Information with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a scheme involving the USDOT Disadvantaged Business Program and work performed on the federally funded Girard Point Bridge project and at the federally funded 30<sup>th</sup> Street Station, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Camden County, New Jersey Man Admits Possessing Child Pornography While on Federal Supervised Release, State Parole

CAMDEN, N. J. - A previously convicted sex offender from Bellmawr, New Jersey, today admitted possessing images of child pornography that he acquired through social media and email correspondence with two boys, U.

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California Woman Charged with Interference with a Flight Crew

PHILADELPHIA - Jamie Lynne Combs, 35, of McKinleyville, California, was charged today by Indictment with interference with flight crew members and attendants and possession of a controlled substance, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Bucks County Man Charged in Bank Bilking Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIA - Joseph Rosko, III, 36, of Ambler, PA, was charged by Information, filed on February 19, 2016, with misapplication of bank funds and conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Three Men Charged in $1.2 Million Corporate Embezzlement Scheme

PHILADELPHIA An indictment was filed today charging Daryl Stevens, 45, of Bethlehem, PA, with four counts of mail fraud, and an information was filed charging Justin Jordan, 34, of East Brunswick, NJ, and Christopher Cook, 40, of Ocean Township, NJ, with multiple counts of mail fraud, in connection with a million-dollar fraud scheme, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Philadelphia Woman Charged for Role in Bank Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA Charlene Leak, 46, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with conspiracy and bank fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Consulting Group Owner Pleads Guilty to Bribing Official at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

PHILADELPHIA Dmitrij Harder, 43, of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, the former owner and President of Chestnut Consulting Group Inc.

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Florida Man Charged with Insurance Fraud Violations

PHILADELPHIA Samuel Mangel, 53, of Boca Raton, Florida, was charged by indictment, unsealed today, in an insurance fraud scheme, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Guilty Verdicts Returned Against Pair of Sex Traffickers

PHILADELPHIA A federal jury today returned guilty verdicts against Kevino Graham, 34, and Raffael Robinson, 30, both of Philadelphia, PA, on the charge of sex trafficking by force.

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Montgomery County Man Admits Threatening Law Enforcement Officer and Family

PHILADELPHIA s family, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Reading’s Former City Council President Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison

PHILADELPHIA - Francisco Acosta, 40, of Reading, PA, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for accepting a bribe in order to repeal an ethics law.

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Head of Mental Health Clinic Charged in Fraud Scheme Involving Federal Funds

PHILADELPHIA An indictment was unsealed today charging Renee Tartaglione, 60, of Philadelphia, PA, with conspiracy, fraud, and theft involving a nonprofit clinic which provides mental health services to persons eligible under Medicaid.

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Robbery of Wells Fargo Bank Branch in Cheltenham

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Harrisburg Man Indicted on Federal Drug and Firearm Charges

HARRISBURG s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Andre Hairston, age 34, of Harrisburg, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg on April 20, 2016, on charges of being a convicted felon illegally in possession of a four firearms which were also stolen, selling one of the stolen firearms, possession with the intent to distribute synthetic marijuana and criminal conspiracy.

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Indictment Charges Philadelphia Man with Robbing Three Banks

PHILADELPHIA - Ellwood Quillen, Jr. , 66, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was charged today by Indictment with three counts of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Three California Men Indicted for Nationwide Conspiracy to Commit Identity, Bank, and Wire Fraud

WILLIAMSPORT s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal grand jury in Williamsport indicted three California men on November 12, 2015, charging them with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bank fraud, and fraud in connection with identification documents in an alleged nationwide scheme to defraud five banks and over 40 jewelry stores, including stores in State College and Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

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Former USP-Canaan Inmate Sentenced to 14-Years’ Imprisonment for Stabbing Four Correctional Officers

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney imprisonment by Senior United States District Court Judge Edwin M.

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Members of Chester Drug Trafficking Organization Convicted

PHILADELPHIA A federal jury, today, returned guilty verdicts against members of a violent drug trafficking gang that operated in and around Chester, PA.

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Carbondale Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Pornography

SCRANTON- The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 27-year-old Carbondale man pleaded guilty today before U.

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Former Fulton Bank Employee Charged with Stealing $13,325

HARRISBURG . According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Donna S. Miller, age 45 of Felton, is charged with bank larceny in a one count Information filed in U.

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Maryland Man Charged in Alleged Sexting Case

PHILADELPHIA Ralph Fisher, 38, of Elkton, Maryland, was charged by indictment, filed on March 15, 2016, with attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual conduct, attempting to transfer obscene material to minors, and other charges.

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Drug Conspiracy Indictment Unsealed

PHILADELPHIA - Donti Hunter, a/k/a Donte Hunter, a/k/a Pumpkin, a/k/a P, 37, and Jaekhon Cook, a/k/a Jae Khahn Cook, 23, both of Philadelphia, PA, were charged by Indictment, unsealed today, in a drug conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Monroe County Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Monroe County man connected to a heroin trafficking ring that operated in Monroe County and elsewhere during 2012 through March 2015, pleaded guilty today before Senior U.

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Political Consultant and Former Easton City Councilman Admits to Bribing Allentown and Reading Officials

PHILADELPHIA Michael Fleck, 40, formerly of Allentown, PA, pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy to commit extortion and bribery offenses and one count of tax evasion, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Two Burlington County, New Jersey Men Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Their Roles in South Jersey Bank Robbery Spree

CAMDEN, N. J. - Two Burlington County men who teamed up to rob multiple South Jersey banks between September 2013 and January 2014 were both sentenced today to 108 months in prison, U.

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Egyptian Citizen Charged with Visa Fraud

PHILADELPHIA - Mahmoud Ramadan Moussa Ayoub Moussa, 25, of Alexandria, Egypt, was charged today by Information with possessing a U.

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California Man Federally Charged with Travel with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Conduct and Coercion of a Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Stephen Chang, age 27, from Los Angeles, California was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg for travel with intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct and coercion of sexual activity from a minor.

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Former Allentown City Controller Admits to Corruption Scheme

PHILADELPHIA Mary Ellen Koval, 64, of Allentown, PA, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit honest services fraud.

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Two Men from Delaware County Indicted on Child Exploitation Charges

PHILADELPHIA An indictment was unsealed today charging Daniel Mattson, 34, of Springfield, PA, and Anthony Lembo, 33, of Newtown Square, PA, with numerous counts involving child exploitation, United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Prison Guard Sentenced to Four Years for Smuggling Contraband

A said Carole S. Rendon, Acting U. S. States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. If convicted, the defendant s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation.

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Philadelphia Man Charged in Two Bank Robberies

PHILADELPHIA - David Robinson, 42, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with two counts of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Ambulance Company Employee Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison

PHILADELPHIA Thael Kuran, 24, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for a health care fraud scheme involving Brotherly Love Ambulance, Inc.

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Pennsylvania Man Convicted in Tax Fraud Scheme

A federal jury sitting in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania returned a guilty verdict today against an Aldan, Pennsylvania, man on charges related to a tax fraud scheme, announced the Department of Justice.

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Former Harris Township Supervisor Convicted of Producing Child Pornography and Obstruction of Justice

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Christopher G.

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Scientists Indicted for Allegedly Stealing Biopharmaceutical Trade Secrets

PHILADELPHIA An indictment was filed today charging five people in an alleged scheme to steal biopharmaceutical trade secrets from pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Lehigh County Man Indicted on Child Exploitation Charges

PHILADELPHIA - Michael Lees, a/k/a 39, of Catasaqua, PA, was charged yesterday by indictment with the enticement of a minor, production of child pornography, attempted production of child pornography and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Chester County Man Charged in Alleged Telemarketing Scam

PHILADELPHIA - An information was filed yesterday charging Marc Roy Ferry, 35, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, with one count of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Owner of Internet Sports Memorabilia Businesses Charged with $2.5 Million Fraud Scheme

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a former owner of a group of internet sports memorabilia businesses has been charged in connection with a $2.

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Harrisburg Man Convicted of Heroin Trafficking

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Daleo G.

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Scranton Man Sentenced to 59 Months for Robbing PNC Bank

SCRANTON imprisonment by United States District Court Judge James Munley for committing a bank robbery on July 14, 2015.

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Monroe County Man Convicted of Multiple Counts of Fraud Relating to False Claims of Owning Billions of Dollars of Oil and Negotiable Bank Instruments

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Richard J.

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Carbon County Man Charged with Producing Child Pornography

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Todd Kowar, age 24, Kidder Township, Carbon County, was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Scranton on charges of producing child pornography and possessing child pornography.

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West Chester Woman Charged in Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

PHILADELPHIAMarie Mikesche Bontigao, 43, of West Chester, PA, was charged by indictment, unsealed yesterday, in a fraud scheme involving more than $2 million, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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York Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Federal Child Exploitation Case

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Thomas A.

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USP-Canaan Inmate Sentenced to 30 Months of Imprisonment for Conspiring to Assault Another Inmate

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Senior United States District Court Judge Richard P.

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Attorney Charged in Scheme to Defraud Chester County Company

PHILADELPHIAAlexander Burke, 58, of Bristol, England, and formerly of Upper Montclair, New Jersey, was charged today by Indictment with conspiring to commit wire fraud and money laundering, and with substantive wire fraud and money laundering violations, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Philadelphia Woman Charged with Exploiting 6-Year-Old and Infant

Christine Yoder, 32, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment in a case of child exploitation that involved the alleged sexual abuse of two minors, who were six years old and 16 months old at the time of the abuse, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Municipal Court Judge Pleads Guilty in Corruption Case

PHILADELPHIA Joseph C. Waters, Jr. , 61, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty today to using his judicial position to influence the outcome of two cases in the Philadelphia Municipal Court, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Gettysburg Attorney Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding Clients of More Than $6 Million

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that today in Harrisburg United States District Court Judge John E.

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Judge Sends Former Philadelphia Police Officer to Prison for 15 Years for Obstructing a Federal Drug Investigation

PHILADELPHIA ). Cordero, who at the time was a 23-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, provided sensitive law enforcement information about drug investigations to his half-brother, David Garcia, a member of the Serrano/Medina DTOs.

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Monroe County Woman Pleads Guilty to Participating in a Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 33-year-old Effort woman pleaded guilty today before Senior U.

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Philadelphia Businessman Indicted on Fraud and Tax Charges

PHILADELPHIAAn indictment was unsealed today charging Chaka Fattah Jr.

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Robbery of a First National Bank of Newtown Branch

The FBI and the Upper Makefield Township Police Department (Bucks County, Pennsylvania) are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery of the First National Bank of Newtown located at 1121 General Washington Memorial Boulevard, Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania on December 1.

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City Dispatcher Sentenced to 14 Months for Leading a Bribery Scheme

PHILADELPHIADorian Parsley, 44, of Philadelphia, formerly a dispatcher with the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD), was sentenced today to 14 months in prison for conspiracy, solicitation of a bribe, and honest services fraud in connection with a scheme by which she gave an unfair advantage to certain tow truck operators in exchange for cash bribes.

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Former eBay Executive Charged with Insider Trading

PHILADELPHIAChristopher Saridakis, 45, of Wilmington Delaware, was charged today by information with securities fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Defendant Who Sold Homes He Did Not Own Gets 70-Month Prison Term

PHILADELPHIAEric Tubbs, 54, of Philadelphia, was sentenced yesterday to 70 months in prison for fraudulently selling properties he did not own.

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Washington Political Consultant Pleads Guilty in Honest Services Wire Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIAPolitical consultant Thomas Lindenfeld, 59, of Washington D.

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Malvern Company Charged with Defrauding the City of Philadelphia

An information was filed today charging Airmatic Inc.

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Trio Charged with Sex Trafficking

Kevino Graham, 33, Brian Wright, 38, and Renato Teixeira, 24, of Philadelphia, PA were charged today by indictment with two counts of sex trafficking by force, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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New Jersey Bank Officer Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Bribery

PHILADELPHIAMichael Ghabrial, 60, of Martinsville, New Jersey was sentenced today to two years in prison for agreeing to accept bribes as an officer of a bank.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Assaulting Federal Officers

Eugene Dykes, Jr. , 27, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with two counts of assaulting federal agents while they were engaged in their official duties, on or about October 17, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Delaware County Woman Charged with Bilking Non-Profit

PHILADELPHIA Erica N. Brown, 38, of Glenolden, PA, was charged today by indictment with theft from a program receiving federal funds, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Robbery of Wells Fargo Bank Branch in Chalfont, Bucks County

The New Britain Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 4275 County Line Road, Chalfont, Pennsylvania.

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Robbery of American Heritage Federal Credit Union Branch in Philadelphia Today

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the American Heritage Federal Credit Union branch located at 2185 Bridge Street.

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Forex Trader Sentenced for Defrauding Investors of More Than $400,000

The U. S. Attorney s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Christopher A. Engel, 34, formerly of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, and currently residing in Washington, Utah, was sentenced in connection with his operation of Pinnacle Forex Group ( ), LLC, a currency trading firm that he operated from his home in Glen Rock.

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Montgomery County Pair Charged in eBay Scam

PHILADELPHIA 49, and Alecia Susan Brown, 38, both of Wyncote, PA, were charged by indictment, unsealed today, in an Internet scam involving an online auction site.

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New Jersey Woman Sentenced for Defrauding Non-Profit

PHILADELPHIARochelle Biesenthal, 64, of Brigantine, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 12 months and a day in prison.

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Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty in Multi-Million-Dollar Diploma Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIAJames Enowitch, 48, of Cromwell, Connecticut, pleaded guilty today to mail fraud and aiding and abetting mail fraud, in connection with the operation of a number of fraudulent diploma mills, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Suspected Armed Serial Robber Hits Wells Fargo Bank Branch in Chalfont

The New Britain Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics armed robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 4275 County Line Road, Chalfont (Bucks County), Pennsylvania.

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Additional Defendants Charged in Ambulance Health Care Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIAFritzroy Brown, 37, and Thael Kuran, 22, both of Philadelphia, PA, were charged today by indictment with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and making false statements in connection with health care matters, arising from their operation of Brotherly Love Ambulance, Inc.

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EMT Sentenced for Role in Ambulance Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIAKhusen Akhmedov, 23, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for his role in a health care fraud scheme involving Penn Choice Ambulance Inc.

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Former Williamsport Resident Indicted in Health Care Fraud Scheme

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a Beverly Hannibal, age 48, formerly of Williamsport, but now lives in Lancaster, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Williamsport on November 13, 2014 for health care fraud in connection with a Medicaid program.

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Ambulance Company, Owners, and Manager Plead Guilty in Health Care Fraud Scheme and Paying Kickbacks

PHILADELPHIALife Support Corporation, formerly located in Feasterville-Trevose, PA, pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

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Robbery of Firstrust Bank Branch in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the Firstrust Bank branch located at 1515 Market Street in Center City.

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Judge Sentences Lancaster Man to 10 Years in Child Exploitation Case

Richard Haines, Jr. , 60, of Lancaster, PA, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography and enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct so that he could take pictures of the conduct and with possession of child pornography.

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Judge Gives Bank Robber 10 Years in Prison

PHILADELPHIAMark Labenz, 33, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for robbing four Philadelphia banks between December 2009 and January 2014.

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Additional Charges Filed Against Members of Ironworkers Union

PHILADELPHIAA federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment today adding two counts of extortion which interferes with interstate commerce against members of Ironworkers Local 401 and allegations of additional criminal conduct as part of the RICO conspiracy.

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Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 31-year-old Philadelphia man pleaded guilty today in Scranton before U.

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Judge Sentences Kaboni Savage Soldier to 40 Years in Prison

PHILADELPHIALamont Lewis, 38, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to 40 years in prison for his role in the Oct.

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Serial Bank Robber Pleads Guilty

Marcus Akiem Ricketts, 37, of Boyertown, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty yesterday to four armed bank robberies in Pennsylvania and using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence.

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Two Charged in $5.8 Million Reloadable Debit Card Extortion Scam

NEWARK, NJTwo Philadelphia men were arrested this morning for allegedly conspiring to extort victims to load prepaid debit cards with funds that were stolen as part of the scheme, U.

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Federal Inmate Charged with Mailing Threatening Communications

The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that charges have been filed against Sinclair L.

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Old Forge Pharmacist Sentenced to 15 Months’ Imprisonment in Health Care Fraud Case

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that an Old Forge pharmacist who previously plead guilty to health care fraud was sentenced on December 18, 2014 in federal court in Scranton.

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City Dispatcher Pleads Guilty in Bribery Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIADorian Parsley, 44, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy, solicitation of a bribe, and honest services fraud in connection with a scheme to give an unfair advantage to certain tow truck operators.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Possession of Stolen Pistol

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania today announced the return of a three-count indictment against Steven Oliver Singletary, age 27, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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USP-Canaan Inmate Sentenced to 37 Months of Imprisonment for Assaulting Two Correctional Officers

The United States Attorney=s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that yesterday in Scranton United States District Court Judge Malachy E.

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Penn National Racetrack Employee Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Danny Robertson, 63, Hershey, Pennsylvania pled guilty in United States District Court in Harrisburg to wire fraud relating to providing false information to racing officials and the public.

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Key Player in Advance Pay Scheme Gets 16 Years for Stealing Millions from Hopeful Entrepreneurs

PHILADELPHIAMatthew McManus, 46, of Glenside, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 16 years in prison for his role in an advance fee fraud scheme that defrauded hundreds of victims searching for commercial financing from Remington Financial Grou.

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Robbery of Wells Fargo Bank Branch in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the August 8, 2014 robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 5119 Frankford Avenue.

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Dauphin County Man Charged in Federal Child Sex Trafficking Case

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Coy C.

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Trio Charged Federally with Aiding and Abetting Series of Robberies

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that an Indictment has been filed by a grand jury in Scranton against Charles Conden, age 48, and Cindy Conden, age 28, both of Hanover Township, and James Hughes, age 26, Nanticoke, charging them with aiding and abetting in the commission of multiple robberies.

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Clarks Summit Attorney Indicted for Title Insurance Fraud

The U. S. Attorney s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Susan C. Kevra-Shiner, 46, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, was indicted yesterday by the federal grand jury and charged with seven counts of mail fraud relating to an abstract and title insurance company she owned and operated in Avoca, Pennsylvania, known as GK Abstract Co.

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Man Charged and Taken into Custody in Adams County Investment Fraud Scheme

The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today the unsealing of an indictment of Jorge Salazar, a/k/a J.

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Additional Tax Charges Filed Against Philadelphia Man

PHILADELPHIAWilliam Bucci, 57, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by Superseding Indictment with four counts of making and subscribing false federal income tax returns, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Bloomsburg Resident Charged with Bank Larceny

The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that charges have been filed in U.

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Northampton County Doctor Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

PHILADELPHIA Francis J. Cinelli, Sr. , M. D. , 87, of Wind Gap, PA, pleaded guilty today to aiding and abetting the filing of a false tax return.

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Ambulance Company Driver Sentenced to Prison Term

PHILADELPHIAYury Gerasyuk, 42, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud Medicare involving Penn Choice Ambulance Inc.

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Cancer Research Doctor Charged with Theft and Mail Fraud

Steven W. Johnson, Ph. D. , 49, of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, was charged yesterday by indictment with mail fraud and theft from a program receiving federal funds, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Ambulance Company Owner Sentenced to Eight Years for Medicare Fraud

PHILADELPHIAAnna Mudrova, 41, of Huntingdon Valley, PA.

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Peckville Women Charged with Theft of Social Security Benefits

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that a felony criminal information charging Michaelina Chivers, nee Vaughan, age 69, of Peckville, Pennsylvania, was filed in the United States District Court in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Husband and Wife Admit Roles in Million-Dollar Scam Involving City Ink and Toner Cartridges

PHILADELPHIADerek and Danita Willis, 49 and 35, respectively, of Russellville, Arkansas, pleaded guilty today to taking part in a scheme between January 2006 and January 2012 that defrauded the city of Philadelphia of more than $1 million.

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Indictments Charge 40 Alleged Drug Traffickers

PHILADELPHIAFederal, state, and local law enforcement, today, arrested more than 30 people on charges of distributing drugs in and around the city of Chester, PA.

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Armed Robbery of Tompkins VIST Bank Branch in Whitpain Township

The Whitpain Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the armed robbery today of the Tompkins VIST bank branch located at 1380 Skippack Pike, Centre Square, Pennsylvania.

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Defense Contractor Pleads Guilty to Major Fraud in the Provision of Supplies to U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

PHILADELPHIA) company, in connection with a contract to provide food and water to the U.

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FBI and Philadelphia Police Department Seek to Identify Additional Manayunk Security Cameras

The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are seeking the publics assistance in identifying additional security cameras in a specific area of Manayunk relevant to the Shane Montgomery investigation.

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Wernersville Resident Charged with Health Care Fraud

The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that a criminal charge of health care fraud has been filed against Edward Evans of Wernersville, PA.

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Philadelphia Man Charged in Four Bank Robberies

Daniel Connelly, 28, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by Indictment with committing four bank robberies, announced United States Attorney David Memeger.

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Harrisburg Man Sentenced to 168 Months’ Imprisonment for Cracker Barrel Restaurant Armed Robbery

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Nathaniel Mosely, age 44, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Sylvia H.

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Dover Teacher Charged in Federal Child Exploitation Case

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Matthew B.

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Pittston Man Sentenced for Involvement in Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Senior United States District Court Judge Edwin M.

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Former Dunmore Man Sentenced to Nine Years’ Imprisonment for Distributing Heroin

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that United States District Court Judge Malachy E.

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Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra Soldier Sentenced to Serve 27 Months in Prison

WASHINGTONEric Esposito was sentenced today to serve 27 months in prison for conducting an illegal gambling business on behalf of the Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra Family, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R.

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Bucks County Bank Teller Charged in Fraud Scheme

Tamyra Frazier, 30, of Willow Grove, PA, was charged today by indictment in a conspiracy to defraud the bank where she was employed through an identity theft scheme, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Chester County Woman Charged in Fraud Scheme Involving Her Employer

Tracey McShane, 40, of East Fallowfield, PA, was charged by indictment with two counts of wire fraud, in and six counts of filing false individual income tax returns, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Abduction Suspect Indicted

PHILADELPHIADelvin Barnes, 37, of Charles City, Virginia, was charged today by indictment with kidnapping, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Serial Bank Robber Strikes Again for the Sixth Time

The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject believed to be responsible for four recent bank robberies and two attempted robberies in Philadelphia over the past over the past two weeks.

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Podiatrist Charged with Health Care Fraud and Identity Theft

Aileen Gong, D. P. M. , 55, of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, was charged, Friday, by indictment, with health care fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Shamokin Man Charged with Production, Distribution, and Possession of Child Pornography

The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that charges were filed yesterday against Abraham D.

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Attempted Robbery of Viriva Community Credit Union Branch in Philadelphia Today

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the attempted robbery on June 24, 2014, of the Viriva Community Credit Union branch located at 7346 Frankford Avenue.

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Shippensburg Man Federally Charged with Unlawful Distribution of Cocaine

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Dante Kaleek Darby, 32, of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg charging him with four counts of distribution of a controlled substance, cocaine, between September 2012 and October 2013 in Franklin County.

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Robbery of Citizens Bank Branch in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the Citizens Bank branch located at 6271 Frankford Avenue.

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Alleged Thief Charged

Kyle Jones, 25, in federal custody in Philadelphia was charged today by Information with conspiracy, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Monroe County Woman Charged with Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a criminal Information was filed today charging a Monroe County resident with participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin during November 2013 through April 2014.

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Man Charged with Bank Bribery

Joseph Villante, age 47, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by information with bank bribery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former eBay Executive Sentenced for Insider Trading

PHILADELPHIAChristopher Saridakis, 45, of Wilmington DE, was sentenced today to 15 months in prison for giving another person confidential information about eBay stock.

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Four Individuals Charged with Conspiring to File False Claims for Tax Refunds

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that charges have been filed against four central Pennsylvania residents in connection with fraudulent federal income tax refund claims.

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Philadelphia Resident Charged with Immigration Fraud

PHILADELPHIAAn indictment was unsealed today charging Hayatullah Dawari, 62, of Philadelphia, PA, with immigration fraud.

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Former Hughestown Borough Police Officer Sentenced to 30 Months’ Imprisonment

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that that United States District Court Judge Malachy E.

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Attempted Robbery of Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Branch in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics (July 7, 2014) attempted robbery of the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union branch located at 2136 East Dauphin Street.

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Real Estate Agent Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Defraud Investors and Lenders

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced the sentencing yesterday of Andrew Brosnac, age 48, of Mansfield, Texas.

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Former AXA Agent Charged with Securities Fraud

The United States Attorneys Office today announced the filing of a one-count information charging Dennis Wright with securities fraud.

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Federal Inmate at Canaan Penitentiary Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Assault Another Inmate

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that an inmate at the United States Penitentiary at Canaan, Pennsylvania, has pleaded guilty to being involved in a conspiracy to assault another inmate with a dangerous weapon.

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New York City Man Charged with Drug Trafficking Offense

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today the filing of criminal charges against Timothy Smart, age 31, New York City resident.

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Afghanistan Citizen Pleads Guilty to Immigration Fraud Charges

PHILADELPHIAHayatullah Dawari, 62, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty today to two counts of immigration fraud and was sentenced to two years in prison, which U.

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Clarks Summit Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Clarks Summit man pleaded guilty today before Senior U.

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Darby Man Charged in Several Armed Robberies

PHILADELPHIAIshmael Shah, 20, of Darby, PA, was charged today by indictment with seven robberies which interfered with interstate commerce and related firearm charges, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced to 65 Months’ Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that yesterday Senior United States District Court Judge A.

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Centre County Museum Official Indicted Federally and Arrested on Child Exploitation and Child Pornography Charges

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a federal grand jury in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania returned an indictment yesterday against Christopher G.

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Judge Sentences Defendants in West Philadelphia Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIADefendants in a mortgage fraud conspiracy involving KREW Settlement Services were sentenced today by U.

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Robbery of Citizens Bank Branch in Norristown

The Lower Providence Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the Citizens Bank branch located inside the Giant Food store at 2668 Egypt Road, Norristown in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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Two Florida Residents Charged in Investment Scheme

Eric Mathe, 42, of North Bay Village, Florida and Ashif Jiwa, 55, of Miami, Florida were charged in by indictment, unsealed today, with wire fraud in an investment scheme, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Wilkes-Barre Man Charged with Drug Trafficking Offense

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today the filing of a criminal information charging Shawn Morse, age 42, of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, with distributing cocaine on numerous occasions between 2010 and April 2, 2013.

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Luzerne County Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a West Pittston resident pleaded guilty today before Senior U.

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Robbery of Santander Bank Branch in Hanover

The West Manheim Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the Santander Bank branch located at 1700 Baltimore Pike in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

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California Man Charged in Identity Fraud Scheme

The United States Attorneys Office announced the return of an indictment yesterday by a federal grand jury in Williamsport charging Phil Nguyen of Garden Grove, California, with aggravated identity theft, and related offenses, in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain luxury wrist watches from jewelry stores in State College, Pennsylvania, and in New York, New Jersey, and Nevada.

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Armed Robber Convicted

Anthony Robinson, 40, of Philadelphia, PA, was found guilty today by a federal jury hearing the robbery case against him.

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Life Support Ambulance and Owners Charged in Health Care Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIALife Support Corporation, its owners, Nazariy Kmet, 35, of Jamison, PA, and Bogdan Kmet, 30, of Warminster, PA, and a company manager, Rostislav Kmet, 26, of Philadelphia, were charged in a 12-count indictment, unsealed today, alleging their involvement in health care fraud, wire fraud, paying kickbacks, and aiding and abetting, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Pittston Man Sentenced to More Than Two Years in Federal Prison for His Role in a Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 22-year-old Pittston resident was sentenced today to serve 25 months in prison by Senior U.

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Former Hughestown Borough Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Offense

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Robert F.

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Two Additional Ironworkers Plead Guilty

PHILADELPHIATwo members of the Ironworkers Local 401, Edward Sweeney and Shawn Bailey, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court before the Honorable Michael Baylson.

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California Man Charged with Interfering with Flight Crew

Robert Coppack, of LaVerne, California, was charged today by information with interference with a flight crew, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 34-year-old Philadelphia man pleaded guilty today before U.

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Luzerne County Man Pleads Guilty to Participating in a Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 38-year-old Pittston man pleaded guilty today before Senior U.

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State Prison Inmate Pleads Guilty to Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that an inmate at SCI Waymart pleaded guilty today before U.

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Former Business CEO Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating a Ponzi Scheme, Tax Charges 

PHILADELPHIA Walter P. Lambert, a/k/a 73, of Pen Argyl, PA, pleaded guilty today to 16 counts of mail fraud, five counts of wire fraud, and one count of interfering with the due administration of the Internal Revenue Service.

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Camden Drug Trafficking Organization Charged with Selling Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Assault Weapons

CAMDEN, NJFour members of a drug trafficking organization allegedly responsible for distributing heroin and crystal methamphetamine in the Camden area were arrested today by federal, state and local law enforcement officers, U.

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Robbery of Republic Bank Branch in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics robbery of the Republic Bank branch located at 1601 Walnut Street.

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Indictment Charges Six in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIAAn indictment was filed yesterday charging six people, including a couple and their daughter, in a wide-reaching mortgage fraud conspiracy in which the defendants allegedly stripped the equity from the homes of desperate homeowners facing foreclosure, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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New Jersey Pair Charged with Production of Child Pornography

PHILADELPHIABurton Gersh, 68, and Les Sidweber, 73, both of Cherry Hill, NJ, were charged today by indictment with two counts each of production of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Robert Mericle Sentenced to One Year in Prison

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Robert Mericle was sentenced to one year in prison by Senior District Judge Edwin M.

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Man Faces Unauthorized Access into Computer Charge

Jorry Senestant, 22, of Philadelphia, was charged today by Information with unauthorized access to a computer in furtherance of committing wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Insurance Firm Operator Charged with Fraud and Tax Evasion

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced a two-Count criminal Information was filed yesterday in U.

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Fulton County Investment Adviser Sentenced to 262 Months’ Imprisonment

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Robert G.

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Allenwood Inmate Charged with Filing False Liens Against Bureau of Prisons Officials

The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that charges have been filed against Marc E.

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Federal Charges Filed Against 22 Alleged Members of Related Camden Drug Trafficking Organizations

CAMDEN, NJthat processed and distributed crack, powder cocaine, and heroin on the streets of Camden County, U.

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Assistant Bank Branch Manager Charged with Bank Fraud

Erlanda Naranjo, 39, of Nashville, Tennessee, was charged by Information, filed yesterday, with bank fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Delaware Woman Indicted on Drug Charges

Kristen E. Jacobs, 32, of Bear, DE, was charged today by indictment with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, and attempt to possess oxycodone with intent to distribute, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Jury Delivers Verdicts in Ticket Fixing Scheme

PHILADELPHIAA federal jury today delivered its verdicts against seven defendants charged in a ticket fixing conspiracy involving the former Philadelphia Traffic Court.

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Alleged War Criminal Arrested

An indictment was unsealed yesterday charging Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu, a/k/a 68, of Collingdale, Pennsylvania, with lying on his application for U.

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Luzerne County Man Charged with Illegally Possessing a Firearm

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 38-year-old Mountaintop resident who was indicted in January 2014 by a federal grand jury in Scranton for unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon was arrested yesterday by federal agents.

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Alleged Serial Robber Charged

PHILADELPHIANasir Traynham, 19, of Darby, PA, was charged today by indictment with six robberies which interfered with interstate commerce and related firearm charges, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Robbery of PNC Bank Branch in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery on October 3, 2014, of the PNC Bank branch located at 1801 Market Street in Center City.

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Williamsport Resident Charged with Health Care Fraud

The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a criminal charge of health care fraud has have been filed against Ronald McAdams of Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

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Prison Inmate, Psychologist, and Three Others Charged with Conspiracy to Threaten Witness

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Nicholas Stanishia, age 44, an Ohio prison inmate, Marcia J.

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Lackawanna County Man Sentenced for His Role in Tax Fraud Scheme

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Walter J.

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Armed Robbery of TD Bank Branch in Morrisville, Bucks County

The Falls Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the armed robbery today of the TD Bank branch located at 346 West Trenton Avenue in Morrisville, Pennsylvania.

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New York Man Charged with Identity Theft and Tax Scheme

PHILADELPHIABrandon Morrison, 25, of New York City, was arraigned today on an indictment charging him with five counts of wire fraud, five counts of making a false claim against the United States, and four counts of identity theft, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Chester County Man Pleads Guilty to Explosives, Fraud, and Weapons Offenses

PHILADELPHIAIstvan Merchenthaler, 44, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty today to all counts in four pending indictments charging him with wire fraud, possession of destructive devices, and related offenses, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Horse Trainer Pleads Guilty to Rigging Races

A Central Pennsylvania thoroughbred horse trainer who races horses at Penn National Race Course in Grantville pled guilty in Dauphin County Court in Harrisburg yesterday to rigging races by administering drugs to horses on race day in violation of rules and regulations banning such treatment.

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Delaware Man Charged with Investment Fraud

Kevin N. Boardman, 45, of Wilmington, DE, was charged by indictment, filed on June 26, 2014, with multiple counts of mail fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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State Prison Inmate Sentenced to Federal Prison For Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that an inmate at SCI Waymart who arranged drug transactions from prison was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison today by U.

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Jury Returns Guilty Verdicts Against Members of Violent Loan Sharking and Illegal Gambling Ring

PHILADELPHIAA federal jury today returned guilty verdicts against four defendants charged in a loan sharking and illegal gambling ring that was run out of several Philadelphia businesses.

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Final Member Felony Lane Gang Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Prison

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that the final member of the Felony Lane Gang conspiracy was sentenced to 63 months in prison.

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Five Charged with Fraud in Wilkes-Barre City Employees Federal Credit Union Investigation

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Grand Jury in Scranton returned indictments Tuesday charging five members of the Wilkes-Barre City Employees Federal Credit Union with conspiracy and bank fraud.

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Former Hughestown Borough Police Officer Charged with Drug Trafficking Offense

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today the filing of a criminal information charging Robert F.

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Attempted Robbery of a Wells Fargo Branch

The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the attempted robbery of the Wells Fargo Branch at 8527 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia earlier today.

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Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced to Three Years’ Imprisonment for Cocaine Distribution

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Senior United States District Court Judge A.

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Allenwood Inmate Charged with Assaulting Another Inmate

The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that charges have been filed against Donny Jo Gumfory of Roswell, New Mexico.

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Monroe County Man Pleads Guilty to Participating in a Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 40-year-old Effort man pleaded guilty yesterday before U.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Attempting to Disable Mass Transit

Nicolas Colon, 23, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with one count of disabling and attempting to disable a mass transportation vehicle and one count of conveying false information concerning an attempt to disable a mass transportation vehicle, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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New York Man Sentenced to One Year for Threatening Former Business Partner

PHILADELPHIARoger Eichenholtz, 70, of Westchester County, New York, was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for making threats over the Internet.

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Robbery of PNC Bank Branch in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for robbery yesterday, May 29, 2014, of the PNC Bank branch located at 2401 Welsh Road.

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Former President and Owner of Schuylkill Products Sentenced in Largest Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Fraud in Nation’s History

WASHINGTON Joseph W. Nagle, 53, of Deerfield Beach, Florida and the former president of Schuylkill Products Inc. , was sentenced in federal court in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, today to serve 84 months imprisonment and was ordered to pay fines totaling $27,600 for his role in a massive conspiracy to defraud the Disadvantage Enterprise (DBE) program, announced U.

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Member and Associate of Lucchese Organized Crime Family Convicted of Racketeering and Other Crimes

CAMDEN, NJA member and an associate of the Lucchese organized crime family and two Texas brothers were convicted today of racketeering and other charges after a six-month trial, U.

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Lawyer Sentenced for Stealing Client Funds

PHILADELPHIAGomer Thomas Williams, 54, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution for a scheme to defraud clients of the legal firm where he worked.

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Philadelphia Man Sentenced to Prison for Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 32-year-old Philadelphia man was sentenced to 27 months in prison yesterday by U.

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Dominican Republic Native Charged with Impersonating Another

PHILADELPHIAs Social Security number, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Government Contractor, Its Owner, and Two Employees Charged in Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA Devos Ltd. , doing business as Guaranteed Returns ( ), in Holbrook, NY, its Chief Executive Officer, Dean Volkes, and two others were charged by indictment, unsealed today, in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud customers, including the government.

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Armed Robbery of TD Bank Branch in Southampton, Bucks County

The Upper Southampton Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subjects responsible for the armed robbery today of the TD Bank branch located at 1110 Street Road in Southampton, Pennsylvania.

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Avoca Woman Charged with Health Care Fraud

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Sandra Jalowiec, age 43, Avoca, Pennsylvania was charged with health care fraud in a criminal information filed in U.

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Kingston Man Sentenced to a 48-Month Term of Imprisonment for Cocaine Distribution

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that yesterday Senior United States District Court Judge A.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a criminal Information was filed today charging a Philadelphia resident with participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in the Hazleton area of Luzerne County during May through June of this year.

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Lebanon County Man Sentenced in Million-Dollar Investment Fraud Scheme

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Christopher Burhans, age 65, was sentenced by Chief U.

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First Defendant Sentenced in Traffic Court Ticket Fixing Scheme

PHILADELPHIA s former Traffic Court. A federal jury, on July 23, 2014, found Mulgrew, a former traffic court judge, guilty of committing perjury before the federal grand jury investigating the case.

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Pennsylvania Accountant Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Conspiring with Members of Organized Crime Family in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, NJA Pennsylvania accountant was sentenced today to 40 months in prison for conspiring to defraud FirstPlus Financial Group Inc.

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City Dispatcher and Three Tow Truck Operators Charged in Bribery Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIAAn indictment was unsealed yesterday charging four people, including a Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) dispatcher, in a conspiracy to give an unfair advantage to certain tow truck operators in exchange for bribes, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Allenwood Inmate and Visitor Sentenced for Passing Contraband

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that United States District Court Judge Matthew W.

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Serial Bank Robber Hits Eighth Bank Today

The FBI, Philadelphia Police Department, Cheltenham Township Police Department, and Lower Merion Township Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject believed to be responsible for six bank robberies and two attempted robberies in the Philadelphia area over the past three weeks.

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Monroe County Man Charged with Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a criminal information was filed in U.

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Federal Inmate Charged with Attempted Murder

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that the federal grand jury sitting in Scranton, Pennsylvania, returned an indictment yesterday charging an inmate at the United States Penitentiary at Canaan, Pennsylvania, with allegedly assaulting another inmate with a dangerous weapon and with the intent to commit murder.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Making False Statements to Banks

Matthew Amato, 31, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today in an information with one count of making false statements to banks, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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More Charges for Former Prison Doctor

A superseding indictment was filed today charging the former medical director of Lehigh County Prison with financial aid fraud to get Pell Grants for his four eldest children.

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Trio Charged with Selling Worthless Credit Cards

An information was filed today charging Blake Rubin, 30, of Huntington Valley, PA, Chase Rubin 28, of Rydal, PA, and Justin Diaczuk, 31, of Philadelphia, PA, with running a multi-million dollar telemarketing scam, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Carbon County Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 47-year-old Kidder Township man pleaded guilty today before Senior U.

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Third Defendant Sentenced in Traffic Court Case

PHILADELPHIAWilliam Hird, 69, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for his role in a fraud scheme involving judges at the former Philadelphia Traffic Court.

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California Man Sentenced for Interfering with Flight Crew

PHILADELPHIARobert Coppack, 41, of LaVerne, California, was ordered today to spend five months in community confinement and to pay $53,354 in restitution for interfering with a flight crew.

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Scranton Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Murder-for-Hire Conspiracy and Related Crimes

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 46-year-old Scranton man, who was convicted last August of participating in a murder-for-hire conspiracy and related crimes, was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in federal prison by Senior U.

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California Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud

PHILADELPHIASteven Pitchersky, 65, of Rancho Mirage, California, was sentenced today to 51 months in prison for a scheme to defraud Ally Bank that resulted in losses to the bank of approximately $5.

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Federal Inmate Charged with Murder

The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that charges have been filed against Jose Caldera, who is currently confined at United States Penitentiary, Florence ADMAX, Colorado.

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Federal Inmate Charged with Possession of a Prison Weapon

The United States Attorney shank. . The case was investigated by the FBI and the Special Investigation Section at USP-Canaan.

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Philadelphia Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 35-year-old Philadelphia man was sentenced to 57 months in prison yesterday by U.

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More Guilty Pleas in RICO Case Involving Ironworkers

PHILADELPHIADonnell, 62, of Cherry Hill, NJ, and Christopher Prophet, 43, of Richboro, PA, pleaded guilty today to RICO conspiracy and other charges in connection with an extortion case in which Ironworkers Local 401 used violence and intimidation to get union members assigned to jobs on non-union worksites.

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Buffalo Man Convicted of Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Trevoen Renel Parkins, age 23, of Buffalo, New York was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Sylvia H.

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Delaware County Man Charged with Possessing a Firearm in a Federal Facility

Melvin Anthony Ramos, 55, of Linwood, PA, was charged today by Indictment with possessing a firearm in a federal facility and making false statements, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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USP-Canaan Inmate Sentenced to 15 Years’ Imprisonment for Attempted Murder

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Senior United States District Court Judge James M.

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Luzerne County Woman Sentenced to 26 Months for Tampering with a Consumer Product

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Yolanda Holman, age 35, Wilkes-Barre, was sentenced today in federal court in Scranton for tampering with a consumer product.

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Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced to Prison on Drug Charges

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Wilkes-Barre man was sentenced yesterday, in federal court in Wilkes-Barre, by United States District Judge A.

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Child Care Operator Charged in Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIATracey Parson, 44, of Sicklerville, NJ, was charged today by indictment with two counts of conspiracy, three counts of wire fraud, and one count of mail fraud, announced United States Attorney <a id="QuickMark" name="QuickMark"></a>Zane David Memeger.

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FBI Top Ten Fugitive Eric Frein Captured

Six weeks after he was named to the FBIs Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, Eric Matthew Frein has been captured.

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Indictment Charges Three People in Robbery Spree That Spanned Nine Days and Four Counties

PHILADELPHIAAn indictment filed today charges Dale Mentzer, 36, of Waymart, Pennsylvania, and Heath DeRizzo, 37, of Manheim, Pennsylvania, in a half-dozen armed robberies in Berks, Chester, Lebanon, and Northampton Counties between July 11, 2013 and July 19, 2013, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Philadelphia Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Deadly Firebombing of Federal Witness’ Family

WASHINGTON s family, including four children. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department s Criminal Division, U.

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Getaway Driver in Milford Mini-Market Robberies Sentenced to 90 Months in Prison

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced yesterday that Senior United States District Court Judge Richard P.

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Federal Inmate Charged in Connection with an Assault of Another Inmate

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that the Federal Grand Jury in Scranton has returned a three-count indictment charging an inmate at the United States Penitentiary at Canaan, Pennsylvania, with participating in an assault of another inmate with dangerous weapons.

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Bank Teller and Three Others Charged in Armed Robbery Conspiracy

An Indictment was filed today charging Marquis Wilson, 23; Malcolm Moore, 23; Martril Foster, 21; and Calia Kane, 19, all of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, armed bank robbery, carrying and using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and aiding and abetting, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Old Forge Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Charges

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that an Old Forge pharmacist pleaded guilty in Scranton today to health care fraud charges before the U.

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Robbery of Citizens Bank Branch in Montgomeryville

The FBI is seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the September 5, 2014 robbery of the Citizens Bank branch located inside the Giant Food store at 1201 Knapp Road, Montgomeryville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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Luzerne County Man Charged with Heroin Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a criminal information was filed today charging a West Pittston resident with participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin during 2013 and early 2014.

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Judge Sentences Ambulance Company Owner to More Than Five Years in Prison

PHILADELPHIAFeda Kuran, 39, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 64 months in prison for a healthcare fraud scheme involving Brotherly Love Ambulance, Inc.

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Computer Hacker Sentenced for E-Mailing Bomb Threat to Shopping Mall

PHILADELPHIAs wireless router and using it to post a bomb threat on the website of the Willow Grove Park Mall.

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Disturbance of Peregrine Falcon Nest Leads to Charges Against Bridge Repair Crew

PHILADELPHIA 41, of Princeton, New Jersey were charged by indictment, unsealed today, in a conspiracy related to the disturbance of protected peregrine falcons, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to Banks

PHILADELPHIAMatthew Amato, 31, of Broomall, PA, pleaded guilty today to one count of making false statements to banks.

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Two More Ironworkers Plead Guilty

PHILADELPHIATwo members of the Ironworkers Local 401 pleaded guilty today to their roles in incidents that caused destruction to construction sites.

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Kaboni Savage Soldier Sentenced to Life

PHILADELPHIAs family on the orders of drug kingpin Kaboni Savage.

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Former Harrisburg Bank Branch Manager Sentenced for Bank Larceny

The U. S. Attorney s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Sandra R. Powers, 57, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to one year and one day imprisonment by Chief U.

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Nine Mid-State Residents Charged with Running an Illegal Gambling Operation

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Steven Sheely, Sr.

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Clarks Summit Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 20-year-old Clarks Summit man was sentenced today in Scranton by Senior U.

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Arrest Made in Luzerne/Lackawanna County Bomb Threats, Attempted Bank Robberies

Frank McBride, 27, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was taken into custody Friday, August 8, 2014 by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and officers from the Scranton Police Department.

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Monroe County Man Sentenced to 47 Months in Prison for Distributing Crack Cocaine

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 32-year-old Stroudsburg man was sentenced to 47 months in prison yesterday by Senior U.

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Camden Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin

CAMDEN, NJA Camden man today admitted his involvement in a heroin distribution ring, U.

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Seeking Information About a Serial Bank Robber

The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject believed to be responsible for three recent bank robberies, and one attempted robbery, in Philadelphia over the past over the past two weeks.

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Inmate Sentenced for Assaulting Corrections Officers

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Maurice Weaver, age 38, a federal inmate, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Matthew W.

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Monroe County Man Charged with Distributing Crack Cocaine

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a criminal Information was filed today charging a Monroe County resident with distributing crack cocaine during a seven-month time period.

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Judge Gives Sex Trafficker Long Prison Term

PHILADELPHIARahim McIntyre, 35, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 262 months in prison for three counts of sex trafficking.

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Former Financial Adviser from Gloucester County Pleads Guilty to $900,000 Investment Fraud

CAMDEN, NJA former financial advisor from Mantua, New Jersey, admitted today to defrauding his clients of more than $900,000 by diverting their investment checks for his personal use, U.

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Two Ironworkers Plead Guilty to RICO Charges

PHILADELPHIADonnell and William Gillin pleaded guilty today to RICO conspiracy, arson, and related charges in United States District Court before the Honorable Michael Baylson.

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Former Bank Branch Manager Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Embezzling More Than $263,000 from Bank

CAMDEN, NJA former branch manager for Newfield National Bank in Franklinville, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for embezzling $263,864 from the bank, U.

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Former Philadelphia Police Officer Charged in Extortion Scheme

PHILADELPHIAChristopher Saravello, 37, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged by indictment, unsealed today, in a scheme to extort drugs and money from drug dealers and drug buyers while working as a Philadelphia Police Officer, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Norristown Man Charged in Child Exploitation Case

Robert Wendell Landis, 29, of Norristown, Pennsylvania was charged by superseding indictment, unsealed today, with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of receipt of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Operator of Financial Consulting Firm Sentenced to 46 Months’ Imprisonment for Investment Fraud

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on August 15, 2014, United States District Court Judge Malachy E.

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Robbery of PNC Bank Branch in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery on December 15 of the PNC Bank branch located at 230 South Broad Street.

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Two Additional Ironworkers Plead Guilty

PHILADELPHIATwo members of the Ironworkers Local 401, James Walsh and Greg Sullivan, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court before the Honorable Michael Baylson.

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Former Bank Branch Manager Admits Embezzling More Than $263,000 of Bank’s Money

CAMDEN, NJA former branch manager for Newfield National Bank in Franklinville, New Jersey, today admitted that she embezzled $263,864 from the bank, U.

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Philadelphia Sex Trafficker Gets 22 Year Prison Sentence

Rashaad McIntyre, 26, of Philadelphia, PA was sentenced today to 22 years in prison for sex trafficking minors and production of child pornography.

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Robbery of Wells Fargo Bank Branch in North Philadelphia Today

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today, October 9, of the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 2843 North Broad Street in North Philadelphia.

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Hospice Owner Sentenced to More Than 14 Years in Prison in Multi-Million-Dollar Health Care Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA 52, of Churchville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced Friday to 176 months in prison and ordered to pay $16.

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Man Charged with Robbing Sovereign Bank

The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today the filing a bank robbery charge against Tashan Lantiqua Layton, age 24, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Reading Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

Bradley A. DeTurck, 36, of Reading, PA, was charged yesterday by Indictment with receipt, distribution and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Port Jervis, New York Man Sentenced to 57 Months’ Imprisonment for Attempting to Rob a Convenience Store

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that United States District Court Judge Robert D.

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Luzerne County Court Employee Charged Federally with Stealing County Funds

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a criminal information was filed in U.

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Utah Man Charged with Assisting Lehigh County Doctor in Defrauding Government Agencies

Robert G. Wray, 75, of Torrey, Utah, was arrested on Friday on charges that he conspired with a Lehigh County doctor of osteopathy to defraud the Department of Health and Human Service and the Internal Revenue Service, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Sayre Couple Sentenced in Tax Evasion Scheme

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that Randy Talada, age 58, and Sandy Talada, age 59, both of Sayre, Pennsylvania, were sentenced by U.

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Inmate at USP Canaan Charged with Assault with Intent to Murder Another Inmate

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Scranton today indicted Joseph Wing, age 27, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary Canaan in Waymart, Pennsylvania, for assaulting another inmate with intent to commit murder.

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Former Airport Baggage Handler Sentenced to 11 Years for Participating in Drug Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIAJames Mickens, 30, of Philadelphia was sentenced today to 11 years in prison for his participation in a large scale drug organization.

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Luzerne Man Charged with Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a criminal Information was filed yesterday charging a Pittston resident with participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin during January 2010 through February 2014.

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Burlington County, New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Nine Banks in Five Months

CAMDEN, NJAn Edgewater Park, New Jersey, man today admitted to a nine-bank South Jersey robbery spree from September 2013 through January 2014, U.

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Mt. Carmel Psychiatrist Charged with Health Care Fraud

The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that charges have been filed against Andrew Newton, a resident of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Robbery of 3rd Federal Bank Branch in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics robbery of the 3rd Federal Bank branch located at 2601 Orthodox Street.

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Second Burlington County Man Pleads Guilty to South Jersey Bank Robbery Spree

CAMDEN, NJA Burlington Township, New Jersey, man today admitted seven bank robberies of South Jersey banks between November 2013 and January 2014, U.

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New York City Men Charged with Drug Trafficking Offenses

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced the filing of criminal charges on October 14, 2014 against Adolphus Butts, age 35, Timothy Smart, age 31, Ladu Tariq Kitching, age 28, and Cedrick Johnson, age 27, all of New York, New York.

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Waynesboro Chiropractor Sentenced to Prison for False Personal Injury Claim

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that a Waynesboro, PA chiropractor was sentenced today to five months in prison followed by five months of home detention for submitting a bogus personal injury claim to an insurance carrier.

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USP-Canaan Inmate Sentenced to 15 Years of Imprisonment for Stabbing a Correctional Officer in the Face

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that United States District Court Judge Malachy E.

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Philadelphia Woman Sentenced to Prison for Participating in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Philadelphia resident was sentenced today to serve six months in prison for her role in a heroin trafficking conspiracy by U.

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Armed Robbery Attempt at Wells Fargo Bank Branch in Pottstown

Updated June 6, 2014, to include updated information about the suspect, additional photos, and reward details.

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Philadelphia Political Consultant Pleads Guilty to His Role in Attempting to Conceal Campaign Finance-Related Fraud

WASHINGTONPolitical consultant Gregory Naylor, 66, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty today to making false statements to federal agents and misprision of a felony in connection with his role in attempting to conceal two campaign finance-related fraud schemes.

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Chester County Lawyer and Client Charged with Bankruptcy Fraud

PHILADELPHIAIndictments were filed yesterday charging a Pennsylvania attorney and his client in a bankruptcy fraud scheme, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Hazleton Man Charged with Drug Trafficking Offense

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced the filing of a criminal information in U.

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Additional Charges Filed Against Stockbroker in Connection with Alleged Investment Scheme

PHILADELPHIAA second superseding indictment was filed today charging William Bucci, 57, of Philadelphia, PA, with running an investment fraud scheme that duped victims into turning over more than $3.

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Former Non-Profit Executives Charged with Stealing Funds Intended to Help the Homeless

An information and a separate indictment, filed today, charge Erica N.

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Former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Sentenced to 30 Months for Role in Scheme That Defrauded Pennsylvania of State Grant Funds

PHILADELPHIA ). Mulgrew pleaded guilty on September 19, 2013 to mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud and filing a false tax return.

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Bucks County Woman Charged with Embezzling from Levittown Business

PHILADELPHIAJoan Baranek, 57, of Yardley, PA, is charged by information, filed yesterday, with embezzling $830,504 from her employer, between 2006 and 2012, and not reporting that income on her tax return, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former eBay Executive Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading Charges

PHILADELPHIA s stock. Saridakis was a senior executive at GSI Commerce Inc. (GSIC) when he provided material, non-public information regarding eBay s pending acquisition of GSIC.

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Ambulance Company Co-Owner Sentenced to More Than 13 Years in Health Care Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIAVadim Fleshler, 33, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 162 months in prison for a healthcare fraud scheme involving Superior EMS Ambulance Co.

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Wilkes-Barre Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Charged Federally with Stealing Department Funds

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a criminal Information has been filed in U.

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Nifty Fifty’s Accountant Indicted in Tax Fraud Scheme

William J. Frio, 58, of Springfield Township, is charged by indictment, unsealed today, in a tax evasion scheme involving the Nifty Fifty s restaurant chain, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Armed Robber to Spend Second Half of His Life in Prison

PHILADELPHIADerrick Godfrey, 45, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to 509 months in prison, for an armed robbery spree over two days in June 2012, involving three communities.

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Additional Charges Filed Against Five Men Known as the ‘Tag-Gang’ for Distribution of Heroin and Crack Cocaine in Williamsport

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today the return of a 12-count second superseding indictment by a federal grand jury in Williamsport on November 26 charging the following Williamsport and Philadelphia men with conspiracy to distribute heroin, crack cocaine, and cocaine and other drug distribution and firearms violations:.

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Accountant Sentenced in Million-Dollar Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA Andrew B. Zelenkofske, 54, an accountant, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for defrauding former clients of over $1 million.

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Group from Baltimore Charged with Bank Robbery

Thomas Darden, 51, Eric Townes, 20, Nick Finks, 25, and Neisha Woodson, 29, all of Baltimore, MD, were charged today by indictment with bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

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Former Rite Aid Vice President and New Jersey Businessman Charged in $14.6 Million Fraud and Kickback Scheme

WASHINGTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a former Rite Aid Corporation Vice President and a New Jersey businessman have been charged in connection with a $14.

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Former Chief Operating Officer and Co-Owner of Schuylkill Products Sentenced in Largest Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Fraud in Nation’s History

Ernest G. Fink, Jr. , 68, of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, the former Chief Operating Officer and co-owner of Schuylkill Products Inc.

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Northampton County Man Charged with Orchestrating a Ponzi Scheme and Tax Offense 

PHILADELPHIA Walter P. Lambert, a/k/a 73, of Pen Argyl, PA, was charged by information, filed yesterday, with 16 counts of mail fraud, five counts of wire fraud, and one count of interfering with the due administration of the Internal Revenue Service, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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York Man Indicted for Producing Child Pornography

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania returned a superseding indictment yesterday against Daniel Curran, age 40, of York.

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Six Members of Philadelphia Police Narcotics Unit Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIAs Narcotics Field Unit (NFU) in a conspiracy to abuse their official positions to rob suspected drug dealers.

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Armed Robbery of TD Bank Branch in Hatboro

The Hatboro Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the armed robbery on October 8 of the TD Bank branch located at 256 South York Road in Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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Armed Robbery of TD Bank Branch in Hatboro

The Hatboro Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the July 25 armed robbery of the TD Bank branch located at 256 South York Road in Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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Judge Sends Chester Woman to Prison for 15 Years for the Sex Trafficking of Females

PHILADELPHIA 25, of Chester, PA, was sentenced today to 185 months in prison for sex trafficking females for prostitution.

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Robbery of Citizens Bank Branch in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the Citizens Bank branch located at 7248 Rising Sun Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia.

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Hazleton Man Charged with Drug Trafficking Offense

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today the filing of a criminal information charging Santiago Guerrero-Nova, age 31, of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, with distributing heroin on August 28, 2013.

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Philadelphia Check Cashing Agency and One Owner Charged with Money Laundering

PHILADELPHIAs owners, were charged by indictment, unsealed today, with eight counts of aiding and abetting aggravated structuring of financial transactions, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Township Tax Collector Sentenced to Five Years’ Probation for Theft of $300,000 in Public Funds

HARRISBURG probation by U. S. District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo for theft of public funds. According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Melissa Ann Arnold, age 46, was charged in February 2015 for stealing more than $300,000 from tax payments made by citizens to Spring Garden Township, York County during 2008 and 2009.

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Life Support Ambulance, a Co-Owner, and a Company Manager Sentenced in $2 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIABogdan Kmet, 30, of Warminster, PA, an owner of Life Support Corporation, Rostislav Kmet, 26, of Philadelphia, a company manager, and Life Support, Inc.

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Former Non-Profit Executive Sentenced for Stealing Funds Intended to Help the Homeless

PHILADELPHIA Nathaniel E. Robinson, 62, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for stealing funds from SELF, Inc.

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Bloomsburg Man Sentenced for Distribution of Controlled Substance Analogue and Money Laundering

HARRISBURG, PNs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that United States District Court Chief Judge Christopher C.

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Franklin County Man Indicted Federally for Production of Child Pornography

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Franklin County man was taken into custody on charges of production, distribution and possession of child pornography.

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Arrests Made and Charges Added in Federal Investigation of Interstate Sex Trafficking Ring

The United States Attorneyas part of an investigation of an alleged sex trafficking ring operating in six states and the District of Columbia.

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Bucks County Real Estate Investor Arrested on Fraud Charges

PHILADELPHIADean Rossi, 49, of Warrington, PA, was arrested today in connection with an alleged mortgage fraud scheme, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Ambulance Company Co-Owner Sentenced to Six Years for Fraud

PHILADELPHIANazariy Kmet, 37, of Jamison, PA, a co-owner and the President of Life Support Corporation (Life Support), was sentenced today to 72 months in prison, for an extensive health care fraud scheme.

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Dominican National Charged with Heroin Trafficking and Illegal Re-Entry into the United States After Deportation

SCRANTON, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a criminal Information was filed today charging a Hazleton resident with distributing more than 100 grams of heroin and illegally reentering the country after having been removed as an illegal alien.

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Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz Indicted for Providing Material Support to ISIL

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz, 19, a U.

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Title Company Owner Charged with Misusing Funds

PHILADELPHIA Anthony R. Angelo, 69, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by Information with wire fraud and bank fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Bucks County Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

PHILADELPHIAWilliam Kinsley, 67, of Langhorne, PA, was sentenced today to 135 months in prison for distribution of child pornography.

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RICO Conspiracy Charged in Payday Lending Case

PHILADELPHIA business that allegedly violated the usury laws of Pennsylvania and other states, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Pair of Philadelphians Charged with Counterfeiting SEPTA Transpasses

PHILADELPHIAMark Cooper, 35, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged by indictment, unsealed today, in a conspiracy involving more than 2,000 counterfeit monthly passes for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Utah Man Sentenced to Four Years for Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA Robert G. Wray, 76, of Torrey, Utah, was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for conspiring with a Lehigh County doctor of osteopathy to defraud the Department of Health and Human Service and the Internal Revenue Service.

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Additional Charges Filed Against Doctor in Pill Mill Case

William J. O Brien III, 49 of Philadelphia was charged today by Superseding Indictment with 23 additional counts of illegally distributing oxycodone, methadone, and amphetamines, all Schedule II controlled substances, outside the usual course of professional practice and for no legitimate medical purpose, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Congressman Chaka Fattah and Associates Charged with Participating in Racketeering Conspiracy

WASHINGTONA member of Congress and four of his associates were indicted today for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy involving several schemes that were intended to further the political and financial interests of the defendants and others by, among other tactics, misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds.

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Coatesville Man Charged with Child Exploitation

PHILADELPHIADavid Slater, 52, of Coatesville, PA, was charged by information, filed May 29, 2015, with two counts of use of an interstate commerce facility to entice a minor to engage in sexual conduct, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Philadelphia Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

PHILADELPHIA Andrew F. Dickson, 51, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged yesterday by indictment with possession of child pornography and receipt of child pornography announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Eight Men Charged Federally with Participating in Schuylkill County Heroin Conspiracy

SCRANTON, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, today announced the indictment and arrests of eight men for participating in an interstate heroin trafficking conspiracy based in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania.

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Robbery of Prudential Bank Branch in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery on September 8 of the Prudential Bank branch located at 1722 South Broad Street.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Sex Trafficking a Minor

PHILADELPHIARaymond Justis, 43, of Philadelphia, PA was charged today by indictment with one count of sex trafficking of a minor, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Harrisburg Man Federally Indicted for Drug and Firearm Offenses

HARRISBURG, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Tyler Brookin-Jones, 24, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg.

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City Hall Officials in Allentown and Reading Plead Guilty in Public Corruption Case

PHILADELPHIADale Wiles, 48, of Allentown, PA and Eron Lloyd, 35, of Reading, PA, both pleaded guilty today to conspiracy charges, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Charges Filed in Robberies of Pizza Delivery People

PHILADELPHIATitus Kellam, 20, and Kimberly Monfort, 24, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were charged today by indictment in a scheme involving six armed robberies of pizza delivery employees in Philadelphia, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Medicare Beneficiary Pleads Guilty in Ambulance Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIAKeisha Regusters, 38, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty today to a fraud scheme involving kickbacks from an ambulance company.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Interstate Burglary Scheme

TRENTON, NJA Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, man was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for his role in transporting goods stolen through a string of commercial burglaries throughout northern and southern New Jersey, U.

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Tax Charges Filed Against Former Traffic Court Judge

PHILADELPHIAMichael Sullivan, 51, of Philadelphia, was charged in a criminal information, filed today, with one count of failure to report and pay payroll taxes, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Robbery of TD Bank Branch in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics robbery of the TD Bank branch located at 6635 Frankford Avenue.

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Former Parochial Vicar Indicted on Child Exploitation Charges

PHILADELPHIAMark Haynes, 56, of West Chester, PA, was indicted on March 12, 2015, on charges of child exploitation, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Maintenance Director of Bristol Township School District Charged with Conspiracy and Fraud

PHILADELPHIA James N. Anders, Jr, 59, Willow Grove, PA, Patrick Squires, 58, of Voorhees, NJ, and Ernest Neff, 58, of Newtown, PA, were charged today by indictment with one count of conspiracy and five counts of wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud the Bristol Township School District ( ), announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Bank Robbery and Attempted Robberies

PHILADELPHIA Andre S. Lewis, 26, of Philadelphia, was charged today by indictment with bank robbery and attempted bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Brotherly Love Ambulance Company Employee Pleads Guilty in Health Care Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIAFritzroy Brown, 38, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit health care fraud, false statements in a health care matter, and theft of government property.

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Upper Darby Man Charged with Transporting Child Pornography

PHILADELPHIA David A. Seiver, 77, of Upper Darby, PA, was charged today by indictment with transportation of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Harrisburg Man Sentenced to 139 Months for Distribution of Crack Cocaine

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that United States District Court Judge John E.

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Former Non-Profit Executive Pleads Guilty to Stealing Funds Intended to Help the Homeless

PHILADELPHIA Nathaniel E. Robinson, 62, of Philadelphia, plead guilty today to using funds intended to help the homeless to pay for his own personal and living expenses.

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Chambersburg Man Indicted for Sex Trafficking of Minors

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that yesterday a federal grand jury in Harrisburg, returned an indictment against Albert E.

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Romanian Citizens Charged in Skimming Scheme

PHILADELPHIAAura Voicu, 24, and Silviu Serban, 30, both of Bucharest, Romania, were charged today by Indictment with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, attempted bank fraud, and aiding and abetting, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Robbery of TD Bank Branch in Philadelphia Wednesday

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics robbery of the TD Bank branch located at 2653 South 5th Street.

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Horse Trainer Sentenced for Rigging Races

A Central Pennsylvania thoroughbred horse trainer who raced horses at Penn National Race Course in Grantville was in Dauphin County Court in Harrisburg was sentenced today to rigging races by administering drugs to horses on race day in violation of rules and regulations banning such treatment.

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Leader of Coupon Counterfeiting Ring on Silk Road Websites Pleads Guilty

A leader of a coupon counterfeiting ring pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to sell counterfeit coupons using the “Silk Road” online marketplace.

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FBI Announces Results of Nationwide Human Trafficking Operation

Officials from the FBI have announced that 149 underage trafficking victims were recovered and 153 pimps were arrested in a nationwide human trafficking operation conducted last week.

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Indictment Charges Two Citizens of the Dominican Republic in a Drug Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIALuis Manuel Gomez Rodriguez, 37, and Jose Antonio Rosario Reyes, 55, both of the Dominican Republic, with local residences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, are charged in a four count indictment with conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, possession with intent to distribute 1 kilogram or more of heroin, possession with intent to distribute 1 kilogram or more of heroin within 1,000 feet of the Abraham Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking felony, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Maryland Man Federally Indicted for Three Bank Robberies in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Wayne Lee Brennan, 40, of Fort Howard, Maryland was indicted by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Luzerne County Man Charged with Drug Trafficking and Illegal Gun Possession

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a criminal information was filed today charging a Kingston man with distributing Oxycontin and unlawfully possessing a firearm as an illegal drug user.

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Lewisburg Federal Prison Inmate Charged with Assaults

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that charges have been filed against Andrew Barnes, who is currently confined at the U.

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Two More Sentenced for Racketeering in Case Involving Ironworkers Local 401

PHILADELPHIAChristopher Prophet, 44, of Richboro, PA, was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for his role in the corruption case involving Ironworkers Local 401.

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York Gang Leaders and Members Convicted After Seven-Week Federal Trial

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that members of a gang that has operated for a decade or more in the City of York were found guilty of participating in racketeering and drug distribution conspiracies by a jury in federal court in Harrisburg.

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Pike County Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving and Distributing Child Pornography

The United States Attorneys Ferry man pleaded guilty today before U.

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Indiana Resident Charged with Mailing Illegal Drugs to Allenwood Inmate

WILLIAMSPORTs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a charge of attempted distribution of controlled substances was filed yesterday against Nancy Finzen, a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Former Rite Aid Vice President and New Jersey Businessman Plead Guilty in $29.1 Million Fraud and Kickback Scheme

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a former Rite Aid Vice President and a New Jersey business man have pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a $29.

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Reading Man Sentenced for Exploiting Children

Danny Ray Evans, Jr. , 26, of Reading, PA, was sentenced today to 225 months in prison for production of child pornography.

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Huntingdon County Man Charged with Federal Child Exploitation Offenses

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that today a federal grand jury in Harrisburg returned an indictment against Jay Eugene Reed, age 55, a resident of Three Springs, Pennsylvania.

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Associate of Lucchese Organized Crime Family Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Racketeering and Other Crimes

CAMDEN, NJAn associate of the Lucchese organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra (LCN) was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy and related offenses, U.

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Philadelphia Woman Admits She Exploited 6-Year-Old and Infant

PHILADELPHIAChristine Yoder, 32, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty today to charges in a case of child exploitation that involved the alleged sexual abuse of a six year old and a 16 month old.

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Former Hershey Medical Center Research Technologist Charged with Health Care Fraud

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a former Hershey Medical Center Research Technologist has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg on health care fraud and false statements charges in connection with performing flawed genetic diagnostic tests for 124 cancer patients.

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Northampton County Man Gets 50 Years in Prison for Child Exploitation

ALLENTOWN, PA Brent S. Galletta, 43, of Nazareth, PA, was sentenced today to 50 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for using a facility and means of interstate commerce to attempt to entice an individual, whom he believed was seven-years old, to engage in illegal sexual activity.

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Robbery of Republic Bank Branch in Philadelphia Tuesday

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery Tuesday of the Republic Bank branch located at 1601 Walnut Street.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Three Bank Robberies

PHILADELPHIADion Jordan, 35, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was charged today by indictment with attempted bank robbery, bank robbery, armed bank robbery, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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New York Man Sentenced to 19 Years’ Imprisonment for Robberies of Fast Food Restaurants

HARRISBURG, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Maurice Lebron Davis, age 40, of Brooklyn, New York was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison by U.

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Monroe County Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin and Sex Trafficking Conspiracies

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Monroe County man pleaded guilty today before U.

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Leader of Sports Betting Ring Sentenced to 20 Months for Racketeering and Related Charges

PHILADELPHIA Joseph Vito Mastronardo, Jr. , 64, of Meadowbrook, PA, was sentenced today to 20 months in prison, to be served in a Level IV Bureau of Prisons Medical Facility.

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Robbery of Citizens Bank Branch in Philadelphia Today

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the Citizens Bank branch located at 7327 Frankford Avenue.

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Former Prison Guard Admits Smuggling Contraband into Philadelphia Prisons

PHILADELPHIA) and the Riverside Correctional Facility, pleaded guilty today to attempted extortion which interfered with interstate commerce and two counts of attempted distribution of controlled substances.

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Western Pennsylvania Trio Indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Half-Pound of Heroin

WILLIAMSPOR, PNs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today a federal grand jury in Williamsport returned a two-count indictment charging three residents of Westmoreland County with conspiracy to distribute a half-pound of heroin.

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Federal Inmate Sentenced to Two Years for Possession of a Weapon

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Margarito Morales-Oliva, age 35, formerly of Mexico, was sentenced by U.

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Federal Inmate Charged with Threatening Correctional Official

WILLIAMSPORT, PNs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a grand jury in Williamsport returned an indictment against an inmate serving a sentence at the United States Penitentiary Allenwood, White Deer, Pennsylvania.

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Coatesville Woman Charged with Bilking Comcast Employee Retirement Accounts

PHILADELPHIALaura Wayne, 37, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, was charged today by information with seven counts of wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Chester County Man Admits to Selling Illegal Explosives

PHILADELPHIARyan Joseph Hribick, 34, of Minersville, formerly of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty today to all four counts in the pending indictment charging him with one count of possession of unregistered firearms, one count of manufacturing and dealing explosive materials, one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, and one count of witness tampering.

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Robbery of Citizens Bank Branch in Philadelphia Wednesday

Updated September 16, 2015: </ The subject it is believed he is in his 20s to 30s.

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Michigan Woman Charged in Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIAAlyson Cesarz, 43, of Allen Park, Michigan, was charged by information, filed December 1, 2015, with five counts of wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Chaka Fattah, Jr. Convicted on Fraud and Tax Charges

PHILADELPHIAA federal jury today convicted Chaka Fattah, Jr.

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Columbia County Attorney Charged in Internet Bath Salts and Spice Trafficking Network

The United States Attorneys Office announced the return of a four-count superseding indictment by the federal grand jury in Williamsport charging Lindsay Lee-Lampshire and attorney Clyde Kevin Middleton with conspiracy offenses involving mail fraud, distribution of controlled substance analogues, introduction of misbranded drugs, and money laundering.

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Former Owner and President of Pennsylvania Consulting Companies Charged with Foreign Bribery

WASHINGTONThe former owner and President of Chestnut Consulting Group Inc.

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Delaware County Man Charged with Running Second Tax Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIAMohamed Mansaray, 39, of Springfield, Pennsylvania, was charged by indictment, unsealed today, in an identity theft and tax fraud scheme, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Allentown Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Drug Trafficking Scheme

ALLENTOWNMelvin Aviles, 34, of Allentown, PA, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for running a cocaine trafficking operation.

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FBI Seeks the Public’s Assistance to Locate Laquan ‘Quan’ Lattimore

The Folcroft Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public Lattimore, an 11-year-old boy missing from the Folcroft area since Monday.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Robbery

Mikel Smith, 25, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by information[i] with robbery which interfered with interstate commerce for the armed robbery on November 16, 2014 of approximately $400 from the Dunkin Donuts, located at 717 East Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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On 35th Anniversary of Pennsylvania Police Chief’s Murder, Donald Eugene Webb Remains a Fugitive

Today, December 4, 2015, the FBI marks the 35th anniversary of the murder of Pennsylvania police chief Gregory Adams and announces a reward of up to $100,000 for Donald Eugene Webb, the fugitive wanted for this heinous crime.

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Philadelphia Man and Linden Woman Indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin Following Arrest in Loyalsock Towship

HARRISBURG, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a federal grand jury in Harrisburg returned an Indictment yesterday charging a Philadelphia man and a Linden, Pennsylvania woman with conspiracy to distribute and distribution of heroin in Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County.

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Former Corrections Officer Gets 20-Year Prison Sentence for Violent Home Invasion Robbery

PHILADELPHIATyreek Styles, 27, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to commit home invasion robberies.

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Darby Man Charged with Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises

Evonne Hodges, 35, of Darby, PA, was charged today by indictment with maintaining a drug-involved premises, announced U.

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Child Exploitation Charges Filed Against Morgantown Man

PHILADELPHIARobert Wendell Landis, 30, of Morgantown, PA, was charged today by indictment with possession, receipt and production of child pornography and online enticement, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Ten Years On, FBI Launches New Push on Imbo/Petrone Disappearance

On Thursday, February 19, 2015, the FBI, Philadelphia Police Department, New Jersey State Police, Burlington County (New Jersey) Prosecutors Office, Mt.

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Former Florida Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Murder-for-Hire Conspiracy and Related Firearms Offenses

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a former resident of Cape Coral, Florida, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison by Senior U.

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Dover Teacher Sentenced to 15 Years in Child Exploitation Case

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Senior United States District Court Judge Sylvia H.

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Medicare Beneficiary Pleads Guilty in Kickback Scheme Involving Ambulance Transport Services

PHILADELPHIAWilliam Conner, 61, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty yesterday to receiving kickbacks and making false statements to law enforcement officials in connection with unnecessary ambulance transportation services.

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Harrisburg Man Charged with Federal Drug and Firearms Offenses

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Daleo G.

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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, and Theft Charges

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Jorge Salazar, age 57, of Georgia pleaded guilty on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, to wire fraud, money laundering and aggravated theft charges before United States District Court Judge Sylvia H.

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Former Ironworkers Business Agent Gets Eight-Year Sentence

PHILADELPHIAEdward Sweeney, 56, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to 96 months in prison for his role in the RICO conspiracy involving members of Ironworkers Local 401.

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Robbery of Republic Bank Branch in Philadelphia Today

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the Republic Bank branch located at 1601 Walnut Street.

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Judge Sends Former Philadelphia Police Officers to Prison for Robbery and Drug Scheme

PHILADELPHIAFormer Philadelphia Police Officers Jonathan Garcia, 26, and Sydemy Joanis, 28, both of Philadelphia, were sentenced today to 210 months and 63 months, respectively, for a scheme to rob drug dealers of their cash proceeds.

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Luzerne County Woman Charged with Drug Trafficking Offenses

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a woman from Luzerne County has been charged with drug trafficking offenses in a Criminal Information filed on June 12 in U.

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New Jersey Doctor Charged with Running Pill Mill and Attempting to Burn It Down

PHILADELPHIA Dr. Mudassar Sharif, 40, of Bernards Township, NJ, was charged yesterday by indictment with illegally dispensing prescription pills through Garden State Primary Care, which he owned, in Kearny, NJ, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Two Men Charged with Distribution of Heroin

Michael Hernandez, a/k/a 31, and Santo Rondo, 45, both of the Dominican Republic, with local residences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, are charged in a five count indictment with distribution of 100 grams or more of heroin in Philadelphia, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Dauphin County Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Child Sex Trafficking Case

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Coy C.

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Pharmacist’s Drug Conviction Results in 63 Month Prison Term

PHILADELPHIABevis Vanterpool, 37, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for conspiring to distribute oxycodone, a Schedule II narcotic controlled substance, and money laundering.

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Philadelphia Woman Indicted on Charges She Tried to Assist and Join ISIL

PHILADELPHIA 30, of Philadelphia, was charged today by indictment with knowingly and intentionally attempting to provide material support and resources, including herself as personnel, to a foreign terrorist organization, to wit: the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Edward Hanko.

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Former Office Manager Charged with Theft of Health Center Residents' Trust Funds

HARRISBURG, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced the indictment of Kristy Scott Jewett, age 35, of Carlisle, on charges of theft of public funds.

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Ohio Psychologist Sentenced to 24 Months for Conspiracy to Commit Extortion and Threatening a Witness

HARRISBURG, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Marcia J.

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Coatesville Woman Sentenced for Using Fake Retirement Accounts to Defraud Comcast

PHILADELPHIALaura Wayne, 38, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for seven counts of wire fraud in connection with her embezzlement from Comcast employee retirement accounts.

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Former Allentown Finance Director Charged with Rigging City Contract Award

PHILADELPHIAGarret Strathearn, 68, of Sea Girt, NJ, was charged today by information with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Prolific Fraudster Ordered to Prison

PHILADELPHIATamira Fonville, 34, of New York, NY, who lied on loan applications, ran a check kiting scheme, and filed for public assistance while living in a luxury apartment, was sentenced today to 15 months in prison.

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Mount Carmel Woman Charged with Health Care Fraud

HARRISBURG, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Mount Carmel woman was indicted yesterday by a grand jury in Harrisburg on charges related to health care fraud.

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Robbery of Susquehanna Bank Branch in Ardmore

The Lower Merion Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the Susquehanna Bank branch located at 76 East Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

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Indictment Charges Philadelphia Man with Committing 11 Robberies in a 10-Month Span

PHILADELPHIACartel Wright, 39, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with 11 counts of Hobbs Act robbery that largely targeted pharmacies in Philadelphia and the surrounding area, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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New Jersey Man Sentenced for Taking Minor Across State Lines for Sex

Louay Shaman, 32, of Cliffside Heights, New Jersey, was sentenced on March 13, 2015, to eight years in prison for traveling with purpose of having illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

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Alleged Drug Kingpins Charged with Multi-State Operation that Imported 1,000 Kilograms of Heroin from Mexico Into the United States

PHILADELPHIAA 108-count superseding indictment, unsealed today, charges 37 people as participants in a multi-state heroin trafficking organization with ties to Mexico.

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Lewisburg Man Charged with Tax Evasion

WILLIAMSPORTs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Brian Bolus of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, owner of BPK Management has been charged with income tax evasion.

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Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping Philadelphia Woman Off a City Street

PHILADELPHIADelvin Barnes, 37, of Charles City County, Virginia, pleaded guilty today to kidnapping, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Owner of California Payment Processing Company Charged with Fraud

PHILADELPHIA bank accounts was charged with fraud.

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York Man Sentenced to 70 Years for Producing Child Pornography

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that United States District Court Judge William W.

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Federal Inmates in Wayne County Charged with Assaults with a Dangerous Weapon

SCRANTON), in Waymart, Pennsylvania, in separate cases involving alleged assaults with a dangerous weapon.

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Two Texas Men Sentenced to Prison for Roles in Organized Crime Racketeering Conspiracy

CAMDEN, NJTwo Texas men who were convicted along with a member and an associate of the Lucchese organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra (LCN) were sentenced today to prison terms for their respective roles in a racketeering conspiracy and related offenses, U.

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Harrisburg Man Sentenced to Four Months for Planning the Attempted Escape of His Son from Prison

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that William Trickett Smith, Sr.

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New York Man Charged in Connection with Scranton Bank Robbery

SCRANTON, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that an indictment was returned yesterday afternoon by a federal grand jury in Scranton charging a New York man with armed bank robbery.

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York Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Heroin Trafficking

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District Pennsylvania announced today that a York man has been sentenced for his involvement in heroin trafficking.

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New York Man Charged with Disorderly Conduct in Federal Courthouse

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that disorderly conduct charges have been filed in Scranton against a Binghamton, New York man resulting from his alleged actions occurring at the conclusion of a detention hearing.

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Hazleton Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 37-year-old Hazleton man pleaded guilty on March 31, 2015, before Senior U.

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Judge Sentences Reading Man in Child Pornography Case

ALLENTOWNCori Merklinger, 24, of Reading, PA, was sentenced today to 27.

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Former Pennsylvania Treasurer Robert M. McCord Pleads Guilty to Two Counts of Attempted Extortion

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that former Pennsylvania State Treasurer Robert M.

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Wilkes-Barre Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Sentenced to Six Months in Prison for Stealing Department Funds

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that John Yuknavich, age 51, former Chief of the Wilkes-Barre Township Volunteer Fire Department, was sentenced by U.

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Connecticut Man Charged with Area Bank Robberies

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal grand jury sitting in Scranton, Pennsylvania, has returned an Indictment late yesterday, charging David Sandy Lee Parks, age 59, of Connecticut, with committing two bank robberies.

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Ironworkers Business Manager Sentenced to 230 Months for Racketeering Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIAJoseph Dougherty, 73, of Philadelphia, former Business Manager/Financial Secretary/Treasurer of Ironworkers Local 401, was sentenced today to 230 months in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy involving a dozen members of Ironworkers Local 401, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Honduran National Charged with Illegal Entry into the United States, Kidnapping Woman in Kansas City, Missouri

CAMDEN, NJA Honduran national appeared in federal court today to face charges that he illegally re-entered the United States after being deported and that he kidnapped a woman in Kansas City, Missouri, and raped her while they traveled to New Jersey, U.

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Phoenixville Man Sentenced in Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA Timothy D. Burns, (36), of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for mail fraud, wire fraud and loan fraud.

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Sovereign Citizen from Utah Convicted in Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIAA federal jury, yesterday, handed up guilty verdicts against Robert G.

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Former Vice President at Harrisburg Area Community College Sentenced to 15 Months for Wire Fraud

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today in Harrisburg that Nancy Rockey, age 55, of Harrisburg was sentenced by Chief U.

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Health Care Fraud Sentence Handed Down

PHILADELPHIAJermaine Hairston, 40, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 38 months in prison and three years of supervised release, for health care fraud and aggravated identity theft.

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Philadelphia Man Indicted on Drug and Gun Charges

PHILADELPHIAAn Indictment was filed today charging Tellas Kenyatta Dockery, 40, of Philadelphia, PA, with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Prison Doctor Gets Prison Term for Schemes to Defraud the IRS and the Financial Aid System

PHILADELPHIADennis Erik Fluck Von Kiel, 58, of New Tripoli, PA, was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for schemes to: defraud the IRS and the Department of Health and Human Services out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, get financial aid grants for his four eldest children, file false claims for social security disability insurance, and lie at a bankruptcy proceeding.

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Norristown Bookmaker Pleads to Tax Charges

PHILADELPHIA Jacob Corropolese, Sr. , 65, of Norristown, PA, pleaded guilty today to tax charges in connection with his sports bookmaking operation.

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California Payment Processing Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

WASHINGTON bank accounts pleaded guilty to fraud, the Justice Department announced today.

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New Jersey Woman and Her Parents Convicted in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIAA federal jury, yesterday, returned guilty verdicts against a Cherry Hill, NJ woman and her parents for a mortgage fraud scheme that stripped the equity from the homes of desperate homeowners facing foreclosure.

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Three Charged with Defrauding West Chester Company of Millions

PHILADELPHIA Douglas S. Rae, 58, of Bethlehem, PA, was charged today by indictment* with participating in several schemes to defraud his former employer, a company based in West Chester, PA, of millions of dollars.

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Harrisburg Man Indicted for 14 Central Pennsylvania Bank Robberies

HARRISBURG, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a Harrisburg man was indicted by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg on charges of committing 14 bank robberies in 4 central Pennsylvania counties from November 2014 through February 2015.

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Easton Woman Sentenced in Fraud Scheme

Felicia Anne Straub, 42, of Easton, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to six years in prison for three counts of wire fraud, one count of aggravated identity theft, and one count of tax evasion.

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Jenkintown Payday Lender Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIA business that violated the usury laws of Pennsylvania and other states.

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Defunct Real Estate Investment Firm Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

PHILADELPHIAMichael Goldner, 44, of Glen Mills, PA, pleaded guilty today to a wire fraud and tax evasion after bilking would-be investors.

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Former Police Officer Sentenced for Robbing Drug Dealers

PHILADELPHIAFormer Philadelphia Police Officer Jeffrey Walker, 47, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for a scheme in which he planned to rob a drug dealer while on official duty.

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Former Director of Marketing and Merchandising for PA-Liquor Control Board Pleads Guilty in Honest Services Fraud Scheme

HARRISBURG, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that the former Director of Marketing and Merchandising for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PA-LCB) pled guilty before U.

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Morris County Man Sentenced to 44 Months in Prison for Defrauding Investors of $500,000 Through Phony Investment Scheme

NEWARK, NJ A Morris County, N. J. , man was sentenced today to 44 months in prison for fraudulently obtaining $500,000 by promising investors favorable returns and that funds would be used to finance educational television programming for teenage audiences, U.

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Dauphin County Man Sentenced to 10 Years’ Imprisonment in Federal Child Sex Trafficking Case

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Coy C.

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Scranton Man Sentenced to Prison for Area Robberies

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that U.

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Four Veterinarians Charged with Conspiracy to Administer Drugs to Race Horses Unlawfully at Penn National Race Track

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that criminal charges were filed late yesterday in U.

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Former Director of Marketing and Merchandising for PA-Liquor Control Board Charged in Honest Services Fraud Scheme

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that the former Director of Marketing and Merchandising for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PA-LCB) has been charged with a scheme to defraud the state, its citizens and the PA-LCB of their right to his honest services as a public official through bribes, kick-backs and concealing information.

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Veteran York County Police Officer Arrested on Federal Corruption Charges

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a 17 year veteran police officer with the Fairview Township Police Department was arrested today by federal authorities on corruption charges.

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Mount Carmel Bus Company Operator Charged Federally with Fraud

WILLIAMSPORT, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Robert Else, III, of Elysburg, Pennsylvania, president of King Coal Tours, a charter bus company, has been charged with fraud in connection with a government-funded public transportation program.

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Northampton County Man Gets 50-Year Prison Sentence for Child Exploitation

ALLENTOWN, PA Brent S. Galletta, 43, of Nazareth, PA, was sentenced today to 50 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for using a facility and means of interstate commerce to attempt to entice an individual, whom he believed was seven-years old, to engage in illegal sexual activity.

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Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced to 80 Months’ Imprisonment for Distribution of Cocaine

WILKESs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Senior United States District Court Judge A.

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New York Man Convicted of Eight Robberies Throughout Central Pennsylvania

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Maurice Lebron Davis, age 40, of Brooklyn, New York was convicted yesterday of eight counts of robbery or attempted robbery following a four day jury trial in Harrisburg.

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Former Schuylkill County Employee Charged with Embezzling $452,186

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a former Schuylkill County employee, Virginia G.

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Former Township Tax Collector Charged Federally with Theft of $300,000 in Public Funds

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Criminal Information was filed today against Melissa Ann Arnold, 46, of York.

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Doctor Indicted on Charges He Illegally Distributed Drugs from Two Offices

PHILADELPHIA Dr. Jeffrey Bado, 59, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with illegally distributing pain medications from his Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr medical offices, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Nifty Fifty’s Accountant Sentenced for Tax Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA William J. Frio, 59, of Springfield Township, PA, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for his role in a tax evasion scheme involving the Nifty Fifty s restaurant chain as well as evasion of his own taxes, structuring of funds he embezzled from the organization, and loan fraud.

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Pittston Man Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Bath Salts

SCRANTON, PA imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Malachy E.

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Gloucester County, New Jersey Man Charged with Receiving Images of Child Sexual Abuse

CAMDEN, NJA Williamstown, New Jersey, man who was found with 41 computer disks containing images and videos of child sexual abuse was arrested this morning by FBI agents, U.

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Financial Advisor Charged with Defrauding Clients of More Than $3 Million

PHILADELPHIAAn indictment was unsealed today charging Malcolm Segal, 69, of Langhorne, PA, with six counts of mail fraud, and three counts of wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Sentenced to 20-Month Prison Term

PHILADELPHIAMichael Lowry, 59, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for lying to a grand jury in connection with a ticket fixing scheme at the former Philadelphia Traffic Court.

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Convicted Felon Sentenced to 15 Years for Attempting to Shoot Police

PHILADELPHIAShamarr Pitts, 26, of Lansdowne, PA, was sentenced today to 180 months in prison for assault on a federal agent, using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

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Armed Takeover Robbery of Wells Fargo Bank Branch in Wilmington, Delaware Yesterday

The FBIs assistance to identify and locate the subjects responsible for the armed robbery Thursday of the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 814 Philadelphia Pike in Wilmington, Delaware.

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New Jersey Man Federally Charged with Robbing 14 Banks and Two Businesses in Central Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Maryland

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a Warren, New Jersey man was charged in a Criminal Information with committing 14 bank robberies and two robberies of businesses over a period of a year in five states.

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Insurance Firm Operator Sentenced for Fraud and Tax Evasion

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Hazleton man was sentenced today in U.

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Pottstown Pair Charged in Attempted Bank Robbery

James Garner, 30, and Ruben Marshall, 48, both of Pottstown, PA, were charged today with conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Chicago Man Federally Indicted for Armed Robberies in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Silas Lee Sneed, age 25, of Chicago, Illinois, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg.

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William F. Sweeney, Jr. Named Special Agent in Charge of FBI Philadelphia

FBI Director James B. Comey has named William F. Sweeney, Jr. as the special agent in charge of the Philadelphia Field Office.

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Massachusetts Resident Charged with Mailing Drugs to Inmate

The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that criminal charges of attempted distribution of controlled substances have been filed against Sharon Magrath of Randolph, Massachusetts.

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Indictment Alleges Four Men Committed Hobbs Act Robbery

PHILADELPHIAJibri Cunningham, 27, of Sharon Hill, PA, Tajeldin Cunningham, 28, Samar Taylor, 26, and Lavell Carter, 22, all of Philadelphia, were charged today by indictment with Hobbs Act Robbery and a gun offense, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Prison Doctor Pleads Guilty to Schemes to Defraud the IRS and the Financial Aid System

PHILADELPHIADennis Erik Fluck Von Kiel, 58, of New Tripoli, PA, pleaded guilty today to 17 counts stemming from his schemes to: defraud the IRS and the Department of Health and Human Services out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, get financial aid grants for his four eldest children, file false claims for social security disability insurance, and lie at a bankruptcy proceeding.

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Philadelphia Man Charged in Fraud Scheme Involving Counterfeit Credit Cards

PHILADELPHIAChristopher Castillo, 22, of Philadelphia, was charged in an Indictment with producing and selling counterfeit credit cards, possessing credit card making equipment, and aggravated identity theft of a Scotiabank credit card account holder, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Robbery of Citizens Bank Branch in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the Citizens Bank branch located at 8345 Ridge Avenue in Philadelphia.

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Lackawanna County Man Charged with Receiving and Distributing Child Pornography

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that an Archbald man was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Scranton on charges of receiving and distributing child pornography.

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Medicare Beneficiary Pleads Guilty to Receiving Kickbacks and Making False Statements to Law Enforcement

PHILADELPHIADerrick Brown, 44, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty today to an Indictment charging him with receiving kickbacks and making false statements to law enforcement, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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University Professor Charged in Wire Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIAXioaxing Xi, 47, of Penn Valley, PA, was charged by indictment, unsealed today, with four counts of wire fraud in an alleged scheme involving the exploitation of technology for the benefit of third parties in China.

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Photographer Charged with Manufacturing Child Pornography

PHILADELPHIAMark Wilkens, 57, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged by indictment, unsealed today, with manufacturing child pornography and possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Another Member of Local 401 Sentenced to Prison Term

PHILADELPHIAGreg Sullivan, 50, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for conspiracy to maliciously damage property by means of fire, and Hobbs Act Extortion.

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Trio Charged with Robbing Verizon Wireless Stores of Expensive Cellular Phones

PHILADELPHIAAn indictment, filed today, charges three Philadelphia men with robbing Verizon wireless stores of expensive cellular telephones for the purpose of reselling them and splitting the nearly $80,000 in proceeds, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Trio Charged in Four Armed Robberies in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIAMikel Smith, 25, Curtis Cotton, 47, and Wesley Thomas, 36, all of Philadelphia, PA, were charged today by indictment with four robberies which interfered with interstate commerce and related firearm charges, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution Inmate Charged in the Assault of a Corrections Officer

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that a Criminal Indictment was returned by a federal grand jury sitting in Scranton charging federal prison inmate Deshon Thomas, age 40, with allegedly assaulting a federal corrections officer at the Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution in August of 2013, causing bodily injury.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Bank Robbery

PHILADELPHIATimothy Butler, 53, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Carbon County Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 47-year-old Kidder Township man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison today by Senior U.

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New York Man Charged with Federal Firearms Crime

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that an indictment was returned by a grand jury charging a New York man with being a felon in possession of a firearm/ammunition and possession of a controlled substance.

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Woman Who Held Disabled Adults Captive in Subhuman Conditions Sentenced to Life Plus 80 Years in Prison

WASHINGTONLinda Weston, 55, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to life plus 80 years in prison.

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Ambulance Company Owner Charged in Medicare Fraud

PHILADELPHIAZahar Tkach, also known as Alex Tkach, of Bensalem, PA, was charged by indictment, unsealed today, in a scheme to defraud Medicare of approximately $1.

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Philadelphia Woman Sentenced to 25 Years for Exploiting 6-Year-Old and Infant

PHILADELPHIAChristine Yoder, 33, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 300 months in prison for charges of child exploitation that involved the sexual abuse of a six-year old child and a 16-month old infant.

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Blain Pennsylvania Resident Charged with Distribution of Heroin in Federal Prison Facility

WILLIAMSPORTs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a criminal drug distribution charge has been filed against Lindalee Middleton of Blain, Pennsylvania.

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Man Charged in Bank Robbery

Donald Joseph Brown, 44, previously living in Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with bank robbery, announced U.

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Waynesboro Man Charged with Six Bank Robberies

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a felony Information was filed yesterday charging a Waynesboro man with six bank robberies.

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Pipeline Company Field Office Manager Charged with Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that an Indictment was returned by a grand jury in Scranton on December 15, 2015 indicting the former manager of the Dunmore Office of a pipeline company on charges that he defrauded his employer of $300,000 with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

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Armed Robbery of Wells Fargo Bank Branch in Plymouth Township

The Plymouth Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the Tuesday, January 6, 2015 armed robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 481 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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Harrisburg Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Michael Kman, age 51, resident of Harrisburg, was sentenced today to 180 months (15 years) in federal prison by U.

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Luzerne County Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery and Hobbs Act Robbery

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jeffrey Townsley, age 43, of Luzerne County, was sentenced yesterday in federal court by United States District Court Judge Richard P.

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Chester Residents Charged in Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIASteven Hameed, 56, Darnell Young, 48, and Damond Palmer, 41, all of Chester, Pennsylvania, were charged by indictment, unsealed today, with one count of conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States, one count of bank fraud, and one count of corrupt interference with Internal Revenue laws, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Harrisburg Man Charged with Four Additional Bank Robberies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

HARRISBURG, PAA Harrisburg man who pled guilty to the December 9, 2014 robbery of the Mid Penn Bank on North Front Street in Harrisburg has been charged with four additional bank robberies.

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Charge of Causing a Death Added to Pill Mill Indictment Against Main Line Doctor

PHILADELPHIAA superseding indictment was filed today against Dr.

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Violent Loan Sharks Get Long Prison Terms

PHILADELPHIAThe leaders of a violent loan sharking and illegal gambling ring that operated out of several Philadelphia businesses were sentenced today by U.

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Robbery of PNC Bank Branch in Philadelphia Today

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the PNC Bank branch located at 1111 Market Street.

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Bank Supervisor Sentenced to Prison for Embezzlement

The U. S. Attorney s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Shelly Ann Kocher, 42, Lehighton, Pennsylvania was sentenced today by U.

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Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution Inmate Charged in the Assault of Corrections Officer

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that a Criminal Indictment was returned yesterday by a federal grand jury sitting in Scranton charging federal prison inmate Darian Tensley, age 37, with allegedly assaulting a federal corrections officer at the Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution in August of 2013, causing bodily injury.

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Woman Sentenced to a Year in Federal Prison for Actively Concealing International Parental Kidnapping

The United States Attorneys Office today announced the sentencing of Cori Lynn Mancuso on the charge of misprision of felony arising from the international parental kidnapping of three children to Saudi Arabia.

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Armed Robbery Spree Gets Wayne County Man Long Prison Term

PHILADELPHIADale Mentzer, 37, of Waymart, PA, was sentenced today to 264 months in prison for a string of armed robberies that he committed, between July 11, 2013 and July 19, 2013 with a co-defendant, in Berks, Chester, Lebanon, and Northampton Counties.

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Twenty-Three-Year Prison Term for Sex Trafficker Who Called Himself 'God'

PHILADELPHIAPaul Sewell, 49, of Reading, PA, was sentenced yesterday to 23 years in prison for sex trafficking of minors or of adults by force, and production of child pornography.

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Penn National Horse Trainer Indicted on Wire Fraud Charges

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a grand jury in Harrisburg has indicted a local thoroughbred horse trainer on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy.

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Drug Dealer Sentenced to 20 Years Behind Bars

Jamil Murray, a/k/a ), and possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

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Violent Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 27 Years

PHILADELPHIAJoseph Adens, 32, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 27 years in prison for his involvement in two drug conspiracies, a money laundering conspiracy, and his possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

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Scranton Woman Charged with Acting as a Getaway Driver for Two Area Bank Robberies

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today the filing of criminal charges against Stephanie Ann Ware, age 26, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, charging her with aiding and abetting the robbery of two banks by acting as a getaway driver.

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Pair Charged in Gunpoint Grocery Store Robbery

Davoris Carter and Rodney Williams were charged today by indictment with robbery which interferes with interstate commerce, and using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, announced U.

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Charges Filed Against Eight People in Alleged Drug Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIAAn indictment, unsealed today, charges eight people with conspiring to distribute heroin in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Officers Join Forces to Combat Violent Crime in Harrisburg, York, Wilkes-Barre, and Williamsport

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today a renewed strategy for reducing and preventing violent crime in the Middle District of Pennsylvania focusing on the Harrisburg, York, Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport areas.

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Prison Inmate Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Threaten Witness

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a federal jury in Harrisburg today found Nicholas I.

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Exeter Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Crack Cocaine at Casino

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Sekou Lashley, age 36, of Exeter, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty today in U.

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New York Man Charged with Bank Fraud

PHILADELPHIAStephen Jemal, 59, of Brooklyn NY, was charged today by indictment with three counts of bank fraud.

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Non-Profit’s Executive Director Charged in Alleged Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIARodnell Griffin, 67, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged by indictment, unsealed today, with wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud the non-profit organization where she worked, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Hazleton Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 37-year-old Hazleton resident was sentenced today to serve 41 months in federal prison by Senior U.

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Former City Employee Sentenced in Million-Dollar Ink Cartridge Scam

PHILADELPHIACalvin Duncan, 63, a former Philadelphia Water Department employee, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release for a scheme to defraud the City of Philadelphia of more than $1 million.

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Two Lewisburg Federal Prison Inmates Charged with Assault on Another Inmate

WILLIAMSPORT, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that charges have been filed in U.

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Pennsylvania Doctor and Receptionist Charged with Running Pill Mill

PHILADELPHIA William J. O s medical offices in Philadelphia and Levittown, PA, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Both defendants are charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

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Drexel Hill Man Charged in Massive Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA David Fili, Jr. , 45, of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, was charged today by information with 10 counts of wire fraud and two counts of bank fraud in a $9.

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Medicare Beneficiary Pleads Guilty to Receiving Kickbacks and Making False Statements in Health Care Matters

PHILADELPHIACraig Brown, 46, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty today to receiving kickbacks and making false statements in a health care matter, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Member of Lucchese Organized Crime Family Sentenced to 360 Months in Prison for Racketeering and Other Crimes

A member of the Lucchese organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra (LCN) was sentenced today to serve 360 months in prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy and related offenses.

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Philadelphia Man Arraigned on Robbery and Carjacking Charges

PHILADELPHIA Cory D. Foster, 27, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was arraigned today on an Indictment, charging him with three counts of robbery which interferes with interstate commerce, one count of carjacking, and four counts of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger and Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman.

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Armed Robbery of a Susquehanna Bank Branch in Philadelphia Today

The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the armed robbery of the Susquehanna Bank branch located at 1845 Walnut Street on February 3.

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Harrisburg Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Five Bank Robberies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

HARRISBURG imprisonment by U. S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane in Harrisburg for committing five bank robberies in two states.

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Robbery of TD Bank Branch in Philadelphia Today

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the TD Bank branch located at 2520 Grant Avenue.

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Woman Charged in a Multi-State Bank Fraud and Identity Theft Scheme

The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that an indictment was returned by a grand jury charging a New York woman with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

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Former Gloucester County Financial Adviser Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison in $900,000 Investment Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, NJJohn Montague, a former Gloucester County, New Jersey-based financial advisor was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for defrauding his clients of more than $900,000 by having them make investment checks payable to himself, which he then diverted to his personal use, U.

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Penn National Racing Official Charged with Fraud in Race Rigging Scheme

HARRISBURG The U. S. Attorney s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a racing official at Penn National Race Track in Grantville has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud for accepting money and other gratuities in exchange for providing inside information to trainers on which races to enter their horses in order to have a better chance at winning.

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Federal Bank Robbery Charges Filed Against Scranton Man

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has announced that a 16 count Criminal Information has been filed against Francis McBride, age 27 of Scranton, Pennsylvania, charging him with bank robbery, attempted bank robbery and interference with commerce by threats or violence.

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Former Assistant Manager of the Wilkes-Barre City Employees Federal Credit Union Receives a Sentence of Two Years Supervised Release for Bank Fraud

WILKES-BARRE, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a former Assistant Manager of the Wilkes-Barre City Employees Federal Credit Union was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge A.

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Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Matthew R.

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Robbery of Santander Bank Branch in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the Santander Bank branch located at 6836 Torresdale Avenue.

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Former Scranton Businessman Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Failing to Surrender and on Firearm Charges

WILKES-BARREs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Joseph P.

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Investment Adviser Charged with Bilking Clients of Nearly $2 Million

PHILADELPHIAMichael Donnelly, 47, of Lecanto, Florida was charged today by information in an investment scheme that bilked his friends and clients of nearly $2 million, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Kutztown Steel Company and Owners Charged with Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIADennis Weber, 66, Dale Weber, 51, and Carl M.

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Cancer Research Doctor Sentenced for Theft

PHILADELPHIA Steven W. Johnson, Ph. D. , 50, of Elkins Park, PA, was sentenced yesterday to 12 months and one day in prison for theft from a program receiving federal funds.

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Norristown Bookmaker Gets Prison Term for Tax Charges

PHILADELPHIA Jacob Corropolese, Sr. , 65, of Norristown, PA, was sentenced today to 12 months and a day in prison for tax charges in connection with his sports bookmaking operation.

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Indictment Charges Three in July 2015 Bank Robbery

PHILADELPHIAThree people were charged today by indictment in an armed bank robbery in Philadelphia, PA, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Lebanon Service Man Charged for Conspiracy to Receive Bribes While Serving in Afghanistan

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that charges have been filed in U.

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Pennsylvania Resident Charged with Providing Material Support to ISIL

A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, resident was arrested today on charges of conspiring and attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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Robbery of Washington Savings Bank Branch in Philadelphia Last Week

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the October 21, 2015 robbery of the Washington Savings Bank branch located at 2548 East Lehigh Avenue.

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New Jersey Man Sentenced to 28 Years for Child Exploitation

PHILADELPHIAChristopher Steibing, 34, of Ewing, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 28 years in prison for coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in sexual conduct.

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Ambulance Driver Admits Role in Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIAThael Kuran, 23, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and making false statements in a health care matter.

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Indictment Charges Two with Using Phony Concert Promotions to Scam Investors

PHILADELPHIAMarc Hubbard, 46, of Cornelius, North Carolina, and Franklin Green, 45, of Washington, DC, were charged by indictment, unsealed today, in a conspiracy to defraud victims who thought they were investing in concert promotions.

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Harrisburg Man Sentenced for Distribution of Crack Cocaine

HARRISBURG, PNs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Ronald Lee Goss, age 40, Harrisburg, was sentenced today by U.

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Richboro Man Indicted on Wire Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Passing Counterfeit and Forged Checks

Bogdan K. Stepien, 34, of Richboro, PA, was charged today by Indictment with nineteen counts of wire fraud, three counts of aggravated identity theft, and four counts of passing counterfeit and forged checks, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Mechanicsburg Man Sentenced for Impersonating a Federal Agent

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Brandon H.

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Four Charged Federally with 14 Bank Robberies in Three Separate Indictments

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that four individuals have been charged by a federal grand jury in Scranton with robbery or attempted robbery of 14 banks in three separate indictments filed late yesterday in the U.

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New Jersey Resident Charged with Mailing Drugs to Inmate

The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a criminal charge of attempted distribution of controlled substances has been filed against Maria Tavarez of Newark, New Jersey.

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Former Owner of Title Agency Charged with Defrauding Lenders

PHILADELPHIA Richard C. Roney, Jr. , 46, of Laurel Springs, New Jersey, was charged today by information with four counts of wire fraud related to an alleged scheme that cost lenders more than $750,000, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Indictment Charges Three People with Running $54 Million Green Energy Ponzi Scheme

PHILADELPHIAAn indictment was unsealed today charging three people in an investment scheme, involving a Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania-based company, that defrauded more than 300 investors from around the country.

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New Jersey Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Federal Child Exploitation Case

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Ronald Baldwin, 28, of Somerdale, New Jersey was sentenced today by the United States District Court Judge John E.

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Two Philadelphia Men Admit Roles in $5.8 Million Reloadable Debit Card Extortion Scam

CAMDEN, NJTwo Philadelphia men today admitted their roles in a conspiracy to extort victims to load prepaid debit cards with funds that were stolen as part of the scheme, U.

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Bethlehem Man Indicted for Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal grand jury in Scranton has indicted a man from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for drug trafficking and firearm offenses.

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Dominican Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Heroin Distribution in Hazleton

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Santiago Guerrero-Nova, age 31, formerly of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 17 months, the length of time he has been in prison since his arrest for distributing heroin in Hazleton, Pennsylvania on August 28, 2013.

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Harrisburg Man Involved in Illegal Sports Gambling Sentenced to Probation

The U. S. Attorney s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Michael Puglisse, 68, of Harrisburg, was sentenced today for conspiracy to engage in illegal gambling.

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Mechanicsburg Man Sentenced for Illegal Sports Gambling Operation

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 40-year old Mechanicsburg man was sentenced today before Senior U.

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Armed Robbery of Citizens Bank Branch in Warwick Township

The Warwick Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the armed robbery today of the Citizens Bank branch located at 2395 York Road in Jamison, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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Lancaster County Woman Gets 12 Years for Exploiting Her Own Child

PHILADELPHIALori Hilbourn, 30, of East Lampeter Township, PA, was sentenced today to 12 years in prison for manufacturing child pornography and distribution and possession of pornographic images that depicted her own child.

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Four Charged in Armed Robberies of Check Cashing Businesses

PHILADELPHIANysare Alston, 25, Christopher Corley, 27, Hassan Corley, 27, and Kenneth Thomas, 24, all of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were charged by indictment, unsealed today, in an alleged robbery spree involving Philadelphia check cashing businesses, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Robbery of TD Bank Branch in Philadelphia Today

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the TD Bank branch located at 399 Market Street.

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Luzerne County Man Sentenced to 97 Months in Prison for Receiving and Distributing Child Pornography

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 25-year-old Pittston man who admitted to receiving and distributing child pornography between 2013 and February 2015, was sentenced yesterday to 97 months in prison by U.

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Additional Credit Union Fraud Charges and Firearms Violations Filed Against Leo Glodzik

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal grand jury in Scranton filed a superseding indictment charging Leo Glodzik, age 44, of Wilkes-Barre with additional counts of bank fraud and false statements.

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Husband and Wife Members of Sports Betting Ring Sentenced for Racketeering

PHILADELPHIAJoseph and Anna Rose Vitelli, of Conshohocken, PA, were sentenced today for their roles in a Racketeering conspiracy involving the Mastronardo Bookmaking Organization.

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Defendant Charged with Robbing Four Banks in One Week

PHILADELPHIARichard Cooper, 37, of Philadelphia, was indicted today on four counts of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Pittston Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Participating in a Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 38-year-old Pittston man was sentenced to 41 months in prison today by Senior U.

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FBI Seeks Public Assistance to Locate ATM Skimming Suspects

The FBI is seeking the public devices inside ATMs in retail locations in Carlisle and Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

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Carbondale Man Charged with Receiving Child Pornography

SCRANTON, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Criminal Information was filed on November 25, 2015 charging a 25-year-old Carbondale man with receiving child pornography.

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Pike County Man Charged with Receiving and Distributing Child Pornography

The United States Attorneys Ferry man with receiving and distributing child pornography.

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Four Veterinarians Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Unlawfully Administer Drugs to Race Horses at Penn National Race Track

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Dr.

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Mertztown Woman Charged in Conspiracy Involving Construction Companies

PHILADELPHIAJudy Noll, 52, of Mertztown, PA, was charged today by Information with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Clarks Green Woman Charged with Two Bank Robberies

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Lisa Alexis Jury, age 47, of Clarks Green, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Scranton on charges of armed bank robbery.

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Reading City Council President Admits Taking Bribe to Repeal Ethics Law

PHILADELPHIAFrancisco Acosta, 39, of Reading, PA, pleaded guilty today to an information charging him with conspiracy to commit bribery offenses, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Judge Gives Restaurant Robber More Than 35-Year Prison Term

PHILADELPHIA years in prison for armed robberies in Philadelphia and related firearm charges.

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Harrisburg Man Charged with Bank Robbery

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Criminal Information was filed today in U.

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Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution Inmate Charged with Possession of a Weapon

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that a felony Criminal Indictment was returned by a federal grand jury sitting in Scranton charging federal prison inmate Dwayne Parker, age 30, today.

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Harrisburg Man Charged with Heroin Distribution and Possession of a Weapon in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal Grand Jury in Harrisburg has returned an indictment charging Peter Fragoso, age 18, with distribution of heroin and the possession of a weapon in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Crimes Arising Out of Pharmacy Robberies

PHILADELPHIAMichael Katzin, was charged today by superseding indictment with one count of conspiracy to commit pharmacy burglary, one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances, one count of pharmacy burglary, and one count of possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Scranton Man Affiliated with TF Mafia Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison on Drug Conspiracy Charge

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Vincent Fearon, age 33, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today in federal court in Scranton, by Senior United States District Edwin Kosik, to serve 57 months in prison on a charge of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

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Two Charged with Hobbs Act Robbery

David Murray, 32, and Terrell Lang 23, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania were charged today by indictment for their roles in the commission of two Hobbs Act robberies of pharmacies in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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Federal Inmate Sentenced for Possession of Shank

SCRANTON, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Dwayne Parker, age 31, a federal prisoner formally housed at the Federal Correctional Institute, Schuylkill was sentenced yesterday by U.

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New Jersey Men Sentenced for Production of Child Pornography

PHILADELPHIABurton Gersh, 69, and Les Sidweber, 73, both of Cherry Hill, NJ, were sentenced today for production of child pornography.

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Owners of Lehigh Valley Companies and Their Engineer Charged in Green Energy Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIADavid Dunham, 35, of Bethlehem, PA, and Ralph Tommaso, 46, of Warren, NJ, were charged by indictment, unsealed today, with engaging in a multi-million dollar conspiracy to defraud individuals and the United States in a green energy scam involving used cooking oil, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Sex Trafficking

PHILADELPHIADaiquan Davis, 21, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with two counts of sex trafficking of a minor or by force, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Oklahoma Man Charged in Investment Scheme

PHILADELPHIALee Michael Harrison, 39, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was charged by indictment, unsealed yesterday, with three counts of wire fraud.

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New York Man Convicted of Jewelry Store Robbery Following Jury Trial

HARRISBURG, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jesse Brewer, age 40, of Jamaica, New York was convicted late yesterday of interference with commerce by robbery and use of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence after a three-day jury trial in Harrisburg before U.

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Philadelphia Businessman Pleads Guilty in Corruption Case

PHILADELPHIASam Kuttab, 55, of Wyncote, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty today to participating in a scheme to have a Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge use his judicial position to influence the outcome of a small claims case in the Philadelphia Municipal Court, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Dumar Combs, 24, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was charged today by indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Philadelphia Sheriff and One Other Charged in Fraud Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIA ). Davis is also charged with two counts of filing a false tax return and three counts of willful failure to file a tax return.

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Former Philadelphia Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Extortion Scheme

PHILADELPHIAChristopher Saravello, 37, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty today, to a scheme to extort drugs and money from drug dealers and drug buyers while working as a Philadelphia Police Officer.

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Carlisle Man Federally Indicted for Bank Robberies and Firearms Violations

HARRISBURG, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jeffrey Turns, age 32, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Harrisburg Man Pleads Guilty to Production of Child Pornography

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Michael Kman, age 51, of Harrisburg, pleaded guilty yesterday to production of child pornography before United States District Court Judge Sylvia H.

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Philadelphia Man Indicted for Impersonating a Federal Officer

PHILADELPHIAMichael Alvaro, 37, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by Indictment with impersonation of a federal officer, impersonator conducting a search, and possession of unregistered firearms, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Schuylkill County Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement of $452,186 from Federal-State Reclamation Funds

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a former Schuylkill County employee, Virginia G.

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Harrisburg Ambulance Company Fined $250,000

HARRISBURG, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that the owner of a Harrisburg-based ambulance company has been sentenced to 24 months in prison and ordered to pay $494,378 in restitution and fines.

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Florida Man Admits to Extorting Philadelphia Nightclub

PHILADELPHIAMario Fresta, 37, of Cape Coral, Florida pleaded guilty today to one count of Hobbs Act extortion, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Scranton Man Indicted for Robbery of PNC Bank

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that an indictment was returned late yesterday by a grand jury in Scranton charging a Scranton man with robbing the West Scranton branch of PNC Bank.

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Former Philadelphia Police Officer Sentenced in Extortion Scheme

PHILADELPHIAChristopher Saravello, 38, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 96 months in prison for a scheme to extort drugs and money from drug dealers and drug buyers while working as a Philadelphia Police Officer.

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Bucks County Woman Sentenced for Embezzling from Levittown Business

PHILADELPHIAJoan Baranek, 57, of Yardley, PA, was sentenced today to two years in prison for embezzling $830,504 from her employer, between 2006 and 2012, and not reporting that income on her tax return.

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Scranton Woman Sentenced to Two Years’ Probation, Ordered to Forfeit $431,500 in Currency Transaction Case

SCRANTON probation on November 18, 2015, by Senior United States District Judge Edwin M.

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Bradford County Man Charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Bath Salts

WILLIAMSPORTs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a one-count information was filed yesterday in the U.

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Alleged Dollar Store Robber Charged

PHILADELPHIATerrence Harper, 41, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with two robberies and an attempted robbery at businesses in Philadelphia, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Nifty Fifty’s Accountant Pleads Guilty in Tax Fraud Scheme

William J. Frio, 58, of Springfield Township, pleaded guilty today to his role in a tax evasion scheme involving the Nifty Fifty s restaurant chain.

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Exeter Man Charged with Distributing Crack Cocaine

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that an indictment was returned on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, by a grand jury in Scranton charging an Exeter man with distribution of crack cocaine.

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Repeat Robber Hits Second Bank This Week

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the Citizens Bank branch located at 7248 Rising Sun Avenue.

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Bucks County Law Firm Partner Charged with Insider Trading

PHILADELPHIAHerbert Sudfeld, 64, of Doylestown, PA, was charged today by indictment with insider trading and making a false statement, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Philadelphia Man Sentenced for Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIAAdrian Palmer, 49, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 80 months in prison for conspiring in the sex trafficking of girls under the age of 18.

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Pike County Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Receiving and Distributing Child Pornography

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 29-year-old Dingmans Ferry man was sentenced to five years in prison today by U.

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Philadelphia Man Indicted on Gun and Drug Charges

PHILADELPHIA Raymond Rysheem E. Starr, 21, of Philadelphia, PA was charged today by indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of oxycodone, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Three Harrisburg Men Sentenced for Cracker Barrel Armed Robbery

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that George Stoney, age 40, Tory Dobbin, age 41, and Nathaniel Mosley, age 43, all from Harrisburg, were sentenced after pleading guilty to armed robbery and use of a firearm during a crime of violence.

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Scranton Woman Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Acting as Getaway Driver for Two Area Bank Robberies

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Stephanie Ann Ware, age 25, of Scranton, pleaded guilty yesterday to aiding and abetting the robbery of two banks by acting as a getaway driver.

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Philadelphia Man Charged in Prescription Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA Raymond Rysheem E. Starr, 21, of Philadelphia, PA was charged today by indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of oxycodone, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Monroe County Man Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Prison for Role in Heroin Conspiracy and Supervised Release Violation

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 41-year-old Effort man was sentenced today to a total of 181 months in prison for his role in a heroin trafficking conspiracy and for violating conditions of his supervised release.

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Pike County Man Charged with Bankruptcy Fraud

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a Pike County man has been indicted by a grand jury in Harrisburg on multiple bankruptcy fraud and false statement charges.

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Camp Hill Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Participation in Illegal Sports Gambling Operation

HARRISBURG, PAs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Steven Sheely, Sr.

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Chester Man Indicted on Gun Charge

Kenneth Daniels, 38, of Chester, Pennsylvania was charged today by Indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Parochial Vicar Pleads Guilty to Child Exploitation Charges

PHILADELPHIAMark Haynes, 56, of West Chester, PA, pleaded guilty today to all counts contained in a superseding information charging child exploitation.

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Former Traffic Court Judge Sentenced for Lying to the FBI

PHILADELPHIAWillie Singletary, 33, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for lying to the FBI when questioned about ticket fixing at the former Philadelphia Traffic Court.

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Luzerne County Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Illegal Gun Possession

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 32-year-old Kingston man pleaded guilty today before U.

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Harrisburg Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Armed Bank Robbery

HARRISBURGs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that U.

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Former Scranton Businessman Convicted for Failing to Surrender and on Firearm Charges

WILKES-BARREs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a federal jury in Wilkes-Barre found Joseph P.

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Two Sentenced for Aiding Series of Bank and Business Robberies

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Cindy Conden, age 29, of Hanover Township was sentenced today by U.

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Robbery of TD Bank Branch in Doylestown

The Central Bucks Regional Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the September 30, 2015 robbery of the TD Bank branch located at 425 South Main Street in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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Robbery of Wells Fargo Bank Branch in Philadelphia Today

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery today of the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 2005 Market Street.

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Robbery of TD Bank Branch in Philadelphia Saturday

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the robbery Saturday of the TD Bank branch located at 1900 Market Street.

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New York City Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 32 year old New York City resident was sentenced Friday, September 18, 2015 to serve 10 years in federal prison by U.

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Philadelphia Woman Arrested on Suspicions of Trying to Join ISIL

PHILADELPHIA 30, of Philadelphia, was charged today by Criminal Complaint with knowingly attempting to provide material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Romanian National Admits to International ATM Skimming Scheme

PHILADELPHIAZoltan Deak, 39, of Hunedoara, Romania, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Robbing Metro PCS Stores

PHILADELPHIAEdwin Jimerson, 24, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with three robberies at Metro PCS stores in Philadelphia, in April of 2015, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Federal Appellate Court Affirms Convictions and Sentences of Murder-for-Hire Conspirators

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that the Third Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the convictions and lengthy prison sentences of two men who participated in a murder-for-hire scheme in the Scranton area in 2011-2012.

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Drexel Hill Man Gets 12 Years for Running Identity Theft Ring

PHILADELPHIA - Benjamin Easley, 38, of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 144 months in prison in connection with a fraud and identity theft ring in which the conspirators stole and attempted to steal approximately $1.

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Three More Defendants Guilty of Participating in Multi-State Drug Trafficking Operation

PHILADELPHIA Angel Mascorro, 52, of Aurora, Illinois pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit money laundering and seven counts of money laundering.

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Clarks Green Woman Sentenced to Four Years’ Imprisonment for the Armed Robbery of Two Banks

SCRANTON - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Lisa Alexis Jury, age 48, of Clarks Green, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to serve four years in federal prison by Senior U.

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Denies Former Lackawanna County Commissioner Anthony J. Munchak’s Appeal

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that the U.

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Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution Inmate Charged for Possession of a Homemade Weapon

SCRANTON - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a felony Criminal Indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Scranton on April 26, 2016, charging federal prison inmate Davon Perry, age 36.

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Shenandoah Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 38-year-old Shenandoah resident connected to a large-scale heroin trafficking ring that operated in Schuylkill County during 2012 through September 2015, pleaded guilty today before Senior U.

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Fourteen Charged in Seven County Cocaine and Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal Grand Jury in Scranton has indicted 14 Central Pennsylvania men charging them with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine.

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Harrisburg Couple Charged in Straw Purchase of Firearm

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal Grand Jury in Scranton has indicted Michael Miller and Janis Tolan with conspiracy to make a false statement in connection with the purchase of a firearm at a gun show in December 2015.

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Bucks County Man Indicted on Child Pornography and Obstruction of Justice Charges

PHILADELPHIA Norman Ridgeway, 26, of Croydon, Pennsylvania, was charged by Indictment today with production of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Jury Delivers Guilty Verdicts in Fraud Scheme to Secure Bailout Funds

PHILADELPHIA A federal jury today returned verdicts of guilty against Brian Hartline, 51, of Collegeville, PA, and Barry Bekkedam, 48, of Hobe Sound, FL, in a fraud conspiracy involving NOVA Bank.

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Philadelphia Man Charged in Disability Fraud

PHILADELPHIA - Sheikh Mohammed Khurshan, 55, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged by indictment, unsealed today, in a disability benefits fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Pennsylvania Lobbyist Charged with Wire Fraud

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a lobbyist has been charged with wire fraud.

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Judge Sends Armed Carjacker to Prison for More Than 40 Years

PHILADELPHIA - Desmond Janqdhari, 29, of Philadelphia, was sentenced on May 2, 2016, to 481 months in prison for armed carjacking, robbery, and firearms crimes.

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Junedale Couple Pleads Guilty to Four Armed Bank Robberies and the Armed Robbery of a Store

SCRANTON - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that David Weaver, age 41, and Crystal Serfass, age 31, both of Junedale, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to the armed robberies of four banks and a store.

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Monroe County Woman Pleads Guilty to Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Monroe County woman connected to a heroin trafficking ring that operated in Monroe County and elsewhere during 2012 through March 2015, pleaded guilty today before Senior U.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Robbing Bank

PHILADELPHIA - Michael A. Dunn, 56, of Philadelphia, was charged today by indictment with one count of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty to Six Bank Robberies in Three States

SCRANTON - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that David Sandy Lee Parks, age 60, of New Haven, Connecticut, pleaded guilty to six bank robberies in Pennsylvania and two other states.

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Former Bank Manager Sentenced to Prison Term for Embezzlement

PHILADELPHIA - Fernando Sanchez, 42, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on April 29, 2016 to 15 months of in prison for embezzling approximately $99,106 from a bank in Lancaster where he was employed as a manager.

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Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty to Six Bank Robberies in Three States

SCRANTON - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that David Sandy Lee Parks, age 60, of New Haven, Connecticut, pleaded guilty to six bank robberies in Pennsylvania and two other states.

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Former Philadelphia 311 Employee Pleads Guilty to Counterfeiting SEPTA TransPasses

PHILADELPHIA Mark Cooper, 35, of Philadelphia, PA, entered a guilty plea today to a conspiracy involving more than 2,000 counterfeit monthly passes for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), and possession of access device making equipment announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Philadelphia Bank Employee Charged in Fraud and Identity Theft Case

PHILADELPHIA - Michael Tuffour, 27, of Philadelphia a was charged by Indictment, unsealed May 6, 2016, with one count of bank fraud and three counts of aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Pennsylvania Man Charged with Hacking Gas Company’s Computers

PHILADELPHIA - Marc Fox, 44, of Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania, was charged today by Information with one count of intentionally causing damage to a computer, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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President of Engineering Firm Admits to Bribing Elected Officials in Allentown and Reading

PHILADELPHIA Court documents were unsealed today in relation to the guilty plea entered by Matthew McTish, 57, of Orefield, PA.

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Exeter Man Sentenced to 132 Months’ Imprisonment for Distributing Crack Cocaine at Casino

SCRANTON imprisonment for distributing cocaine base (crack) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, on March 19, 2015.

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Pennsylvania State Senator and Pennsylvania Democratic Party Official Charged in Vote Buying Scheme

A Pennsylvania State Senator and a Pennsylvania Democratic Party Official were charged in a federal indictment for their involvement in a bribery and fraud scheme related to the 2011 election for Democratic Ward Leader for Philadelphias Eighth Ward.

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Child Pornography Charges Filed Against Philadelphia Man

PHILADELPHIA An information was filed today charging Ulric Miller, 34, of Philadelphia, PA, with possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Financial Advisor Charged with Investment Fraud Scheme

SCRANTON s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that that a federal grand jury in Scranton has charged Anthony Diaz, age 48, of East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, with defrauding his clients by using false and misleading statements and misrepresentations to induce those clients to purchase high risk and/or otherwise unsuitable investment products, through which Diaz received substantial fees and commissions to which he was not entitled.

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Carbondale Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 27-year-old Carbondale man was sentenced today to 78 months in prison by Senior U.

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Lehigh County Man Charged with Enticing a Minor

PHILADELPHIA - George William Schantz, 42, of Lynn Township, PA, was charged today by Indictment with the enticement of a minor, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Indictment Charges Allentown Man with Producing Child Pornography

PHILADELPHIA - Ruben Cotto, Jr. , 28, of Allentown, PA, was charged yesterday by Indictment with the production and attempted production of child pornography as well as the distribution and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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New York Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Two Banks

SCRANTON - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Robert Meader, age 31, of Liverpool, New York, pleaded guilty to a Criminal Information charging him with robbing two banks.

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Ambulance Company Owner Charged with Making False Statements in a Health Care Matter

PHILADELPHIA Bassem Kuran, 23, of Philadelphia, formerly the owner of VIP Ambulance, Inc.

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Pennsylvania Man Charged with Additional ISIL-Related Offense

Defendant Originally Charged with Providing Material Support to ISIL. Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz, 19, a U. S. citizen and resident of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was charged in a superseding indictment with solicitation to commit a crime of violence and transmitting a communication containing a threat to injure.

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Montgomery County Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges

. PHILADELPHIA - Francis J. Bass, 61, of Montgomery County, PA, a former employee of Lundy Law in Philadelphia, pleaded guilty today to four counts of subscribing a false federal income tax return.

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Warlock Motorcycle Gang Member Convicted of Drug Trafficking

PHILADELPHIA A federal jury, yesterday, returned a guilty verdict against Andrew Carr, 59, of Upper Darby, PA, on the charge of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

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Lancaster Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking Apple and Google E-Mail Accounts Belonging to More Than 100 People, Mostly Celebrities

A Lancaster man pled guilty to felony computer hacking charges related to a phishing scheme that gave him illegal access to over 100 Apple and Google e-mail accounts, including those belonging to members of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.

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Municipal Court Judge Pleads Guilty in Corruption Scheme

PHILADELPHIA Neill, 65, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty today to making false statements to the FBI during an investigation of potential wrongdoing in the Philadelphia Municipal Court.

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Allenwood Federal Prison Inmate Charged with Threatening Federal Official

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that charges have been filed against Dakota Gardner who is currently confined at the U.

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Lancaster Man Charged with Robbing Market

PHILADELPHIA - Joshua Matthew Ortiz, 24, of Lancaster, PA, was charged today by Indictment with robbery which interferes with interstate commerce, using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, and with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.

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Two Harrisburg Men Charged Federally with Possession of Child Pornography

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that John L.

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Additional Criminal Charges Brought Against Indicted Penn National Horse Trainer

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal grand jury brought additional criminal charges yesterday against a thoroughbred horse trainer already under indictment for wire fraud and criminal conspiracy.

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Philadelphia Man Sentenced for Sex Trafficking

PHILADELPHIA - Jerel Jackson, 30, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for five counts of sex trafficking of minors and adults by force.

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Philadelphia Police Officer Charged with Attempted Extortion

PHILADELPHIA - Thomas Vitanovitz, 32, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged by information today, with attempted extortion of an alleged drug dealer while working as a Philadelphia Police Officer, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Former Hazle Township Solicitor Charged with Theft of $105,000 Escrow Fund

SCRANTON - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that the former Solicitor for Hazle Township, Luzerne County, has been charged with the theft of $105,586.

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Harrisburg Man Pleads Guilty to 14 Bank Robberies

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a Harrisburg man has pled guilty before United States District Court Judge Sylvia H.

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Philadelphia Man Charged in Trio of Bank Robberies

PHILADELPHIA - Reuben Jackson, 52, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by Indictment with three counts of bank robbery, for three bank robberies that occurred in Center City Philadelphia in April and May 2016, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge William F.

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Former Stockbroker Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

PHILADELPHIA - William Bucci, 59, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty today to one count of securities fraud, four counts of mail fraud, one count of mortgage fraud, and pleaded nolo contendere to five counts of subscribing a false tax return.

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Dauphin County Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking and Possession of a Firearm

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Khalid Fahide Carter, age 22, of Harrisburg was arrested yesterday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Capital City Safe Streets Task Force and the Harrisburg Bureau of Police.

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Former Employee of the Luzerne County Correctional Facility to Plead Guilty to Extortion and a Firearms Charge

SCRANTON - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Louis Elmy, age 52, of Wilkes-Barre, has been charged with extortion and a firearms violation.

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Hazleton Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Distributing Crack Cocaine

SCRANTON - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 56-year-old man who pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine in the Hazleton area in September 2013, was sentenced to 72 months in prison yesterday by U.

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Scranton Woman Sentenced to 57 Months’ Imprisonment for Acting as a Getaway Driver for Two Bank Robberies

SCRANTON - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Stephanie Ann Ware, age 27, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Robert D.

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Trio Charged in Conspiracy to Illegally Sell Authentic Driver's Licenses to Undocumented Individuals

PHILADELPHIA - An indictment was filed today charging three people in a conspiracy to sell illegally obtained drivers licenses to undocumented aliens, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Shippensburg Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Drug Distribution

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneyto 10 years in prison by United States District Court Judge John E.

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Former Utz Quality Foods Employee and Vendor Charged with $1.4 Million False Invoice Kickback Scheme

HARRISBURG s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a former employee of Utz Quality Foods, Inc.

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Harrisburg Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Drug Distribution

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneyto 11 years in prison by United States District Court Judge John E.

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Former CEO of Scranton-Area Federal Credit Union Charged with Bank Fraud

SCRANTON ), formerly known as Tobyhanna Federal Credit Union, has been charged in an Information with bank fraud and attempted bank fraud.

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Monroe County Man Indicted for Sex Trafficking Conspiracy and Interstate Prostitution Crimes

SCRANTONs Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a federal grand jury in Scranton returned an indictment on June 14, 2016, charging a 39-year-old East Stroudsburg man with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force and coercion, and interstate transportation of others for purposes of prostitution.

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Federal Inmates Charged with Assaulting Another Inmate with a Dangerous Weapon

SCRANTON ), in Waymart, Pennsylvania, with assaulting another inmate with a dangerous weapon.

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Former U.S. Probation Officer Charged with Obstruction of Investigation

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Criminal Information was filed today in U.

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Bucks County Settlement Agent Charged with Stealing Funds

PHILADELPHIA Alfred Drechsel, 47, of Voorhees, NJ was charged by Information with one count of wire fraud in connection with a scheme that defrauded borrowers and title insurance companies, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Harrisburg Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearm Charge

HARRISBURG s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a Harrisburg man indicted by a grand jury in Harrisburg in April 2016 on drug trafficking and firearm charges pled guilty on June 16, 2016 before United States District Court Judge William W.

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Philadelphia Congressman and Associates Convicted in Corruption Case

A federal jury sitting in Philadelphia found Congressman Chaka Fattah Sr.

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FBI Seeks Public’s Assistance to Identify Armed Robber

The Lower Merion Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the April 22, 2016 armed robbery of the J.

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Philadelphia Man Charged in Two Bank Robberies

PHILADELPHIA - Ryan J. McAteer, 35, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with two counts of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Philadelphia Man Indicted on Gun and Drug Charges

PHILADELPHIA - James Spears, 33, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with possession with intent to distribute cocaine base () and cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Delaware County Podiatrist Charged with $5 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA Stephen A. Monaco, D. P. M. , 59, of Broomall PA was charged by criminal information, unsealed today, in connection with a $5 million scheme to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and four private victim insurance companies, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Harrisburg Man Charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Brian Acosta, age 21, a resident of Harrisburg, was indicted by a grand jury in Harrisburg and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Three Charged in Violent Home Invasion Robbery

PHILADELPHIA - Tyree Mansell, 40, of Philadelphia, PA, Sterling Wallace, 27, and Jamain Wallace, 26, of Philadelphia and Yeadon, PA, were charged today by indictment with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, Hobbs Act robbery, attempted Hobbs Act robbery, and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

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Federal Inmate Charged with Resisting and Assaulting Corrections Officers

SCRANTON ), in Minersville with resisting and assaulting corrections officers during an incident on July 1, 2015.

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Two Federal Inmates Indicted on Homemade Weapons Charges

SCRANTON-The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that a federal grand jury in Scranton today indicted two inmates at the Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution for illegal possession of homemade weapons in two separate cases.

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VIP Ambulance Owner Pleads Guilty to False Statements

PHILADELPHIA Bassem Kuran, 23, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty on June 28, 2016 to criminal Information charging him with false statements in a health care matter, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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Chester Duo Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Other Charges

Steven Hameed, 57, and Darnell Young, 48, both of Chester PA, pleaded guilty today to all charges against them relating to a multi-year conspiracy to file false deeds on homes throughout Delaware County and file false tax forms against judges, law enforcement, and other government employees to try to intimidate and harass them in the course of their official duties, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

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FBI Seeks Missing Norman Rockwell Painting Stolen 40 Years Ago Today

The FBI Art Crime Team and the Cherry Hill Police Department are seeking the publics assistance in locating a stolen Norman Rockwell painting on the 40th anniversary of its theft.

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Federal Prison Inmate Charged with Assaults on Other Inmates

Tomas Gausin-Ceniseros, 39, is charged with alleged assault resulting in serious bodily harm. He allegedly committed the assaults against other inmates in separate incidents in April 2013 and January 2014.

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Virginia Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Kidnapping a Philadelphia Woman Off a City Street

Delvin Barnes, 38, of Charles City County, Virginia, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for kidnapping a 22-year-old woman from a sidewalk as she walked home.

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Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping

Nathaniel Rodriguez, 41, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty to two counts of kidnapping; he faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment.

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Alleged Concert Promoter and Attorney Plead Guilty to Fraud

Herbert Franklin Green, a 47-year old lawyer from Washington, DC, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud.

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Alleged Serial Bank Robber Arrested

Steven Rice, 41, is charged by federal criminal complaint with the June 30, 2016 robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 2005 Market Street in Philadelphia.

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Florida Investment Adviser Charged with Defrauding Clients of Almost $800,000

Sean Donald Premock, 43, is charged with nine counts of mail fraud, nine counts of wire fraud, one count of securities fraud, and one count of investment adviser fraud.

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Camden County, New Jersey Man Arraigned on Child Pornography, Sexual Exploitation Charges

Alexander Capasso, 42, was arraigned on an indictment for allegedly possessing and distributing images of child sex abuse and also for conspiring to sexually exploit two minor children.

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Former Philadelphia Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Extortion

Thomas Vitanovitz, 32, of Philadelphia, PA, plead guilty to extortion of an alleged drug dealer while working as a Philadelphia Police Officer.

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Former Pike County Man Pleads Guilty to False Bankruptcy Declarations

Daniel Wise, 55, was indicted by a federal grand jury for concealing bankruptcy assets, false bankruptcy declarations, and false bankruptcy oaths.

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Carlisle Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robberies and Firearms Violations

Jeffrey Turns, 32, robbed two banks in August 2015, one in Mechanicsburg, PA and one in Dillsburg, PA, using a firearm. He was apprehended just after the second bank robbery.

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Former Solicitor Pleads Guilty to Theft of $105,000 Township Escrow Fund

Charles Pedri, 64, entered a guilty plea to a Criminal Information which charged him with theft from a program receiving federal funds. Pedri was the Solicitor for Hazle Township at the time of the theft.

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Former CEO of Scranton-Area Federal Credit Union Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

Sean E. Jelen, 33, the former Chief Executive Officer of Scranton-based Valor Federal Credit Union, pleaded guilty to bank fraud and attempted bank fraud.

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FBI Philadelphia Accepting Applications for Teen Academy

Applications are now being accepted for FBI Philadelphia s 2016 Teen Academy, which will be held on Wednesday, August 17 at the Philadelphia Field Office.

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Former State Treasurer Barbara Hafer Charged with Concealing Receipt of Over $500,000 in Consulting Fee Payments

Barbara Hafer, former Treasurer of Pennsylvania, charged with concealing from federal investigators the receipt of hundreds of thousands of dollars in consulting fees.

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Franklin County Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography

Martin Allen Mentzer, age 44, Franklin County, was sentenced to 20 years (240 months) in federal prison for production of child pornography.

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Felon Charged with Possessing Firearm and Ammunition

Muadhdhin Bey, age 33, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today with possessing a firearm and ammunition after having been convicted of a felony offense.

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Valley Forge Business Owner Charged with Bribery of Former Treasurer of Pennsylvania

Richard W. Ireland charged making hundreds of thousands of dollars in secret campaign contributions to the Pennsylvania treasurer in a bid to influence state investments.

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Federal Inmate at USP Canaan Sentenced to 70 Months

Shannon Higgins, 37, a federal inmate, was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment for possession with the intent to distribute heroin, and for attempting to provide heroin to other inmates.

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Newtown Square Owner of Mortgage and Title Companies Charged with Defrauding Lenders of Almost $13,000,000

George Barnard, 45, of Newtown Square, was charged with defrauding banks of almost $13 million and using the money for his personal benefit.

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Man Charged with Robbery of Center City Philadelphia Banks

Mikey Phang, 29, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged with robbing a PNC Bank branch and an HSBC Bank branch in Philadelphia.

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Pharmacy Burglar Sentenced to 112 Months’ Imprisonment

Michael Katzin, 3, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to 112 months’ imprisonment on pharmacy burglary-related charges,

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Bethlehem Man Charged with Robbery of Check Cashing Business

Raul Rodriguez was charged with robbery, one count of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Former Utz Quality Foods Executive Pleads Guilty to $1.4 Million False Invoice Kickback Scheme

Kevin Myers, a former Utz Quality Foods, Inc. executive has pleaded guilty to charges that he defrauded Utz out of approximately $1.4 million.

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New Jersey Man Indicted for Production and Receipt of Child Pornography and Enticement of a Minor

A Basking Ridge, New Jersey man has been charged with production of child pornography, receiving child pornography, and enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.

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Former Counselor at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility Pleads Guilty to Extortion and a Firearm Charge

Louis Elmy, age 51, of Wilkes-Barre, pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik today in Scranton to extortion and a firearms violation.

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New York Man Sentenced to 157 Months in Federal Prison for Bank Robbery

A New York man was sentenced yesterday to serve 157 months for conspiracy, armed bank robbery, and use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

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Contractor Charged with Embezzlement, Fraud, and Unpermitted Discharges of Pollutants into Susquehanna River in Connection with the George Wade Bridge Project

Andrew Manganas and Panthera Painting Inc. have been indicted on embezzlement, fraud, false statements, and environmental charges for dumping pollutants into Susquehanna River.

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Former Utz Quality Foods Vendor Pleads Guilty to $1.4 Million False Invoice and Kickback Scheme

Jonathan Myers, the owner/operator of a former Utz Quality Foods Inc. supplier, has pleaded guilty to charges that he defrauded Utz out of approximately $1.4 million.

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Gloucester County, New Jersey Woman Admits Role in $600,000 Embezzlement and Money Laundering Scheme

Telisha Trent, of Gloucester County, admitted embezzling more than $600,000 from dormant TD Bank customer accounts.

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Two Michigan Men Indicted for Operating a $2.1 Million Nationwide Investment Fraud Scheme

Two Michigan men were indicted by a grand jury in Harrisburg on multiple charges arising from a $21 million nationwide investment fraud scheme.

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Indictment Charges New Jersey Man in Center City Philadelphia Bank Robberies

Steven Rice, 41, of Barrington, New Jersey, was charged with robbing or attempting to rob four banks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2015 and 2016.

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Camden Man Gets More Than 12 Years in Prison for Narcotics Distribution Conspiracy, Firearms Possession

Carl Wiles, of Camden, New Jersey, was sentenced to 148 months in prison for his role in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed hundreds of grams of cocaine base, cocaine and heroin.

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Camden, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 151 Months in Prison for Narcotics Distribution Conspiracy, Firearms Possession

A Camden man was sentenced to 151 months in prison for his role in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed hundreds of grams of cocaine base, cocaine, and heroin.

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Four Lewisburg Federal Prison Inmates Charged with Assault

Christopher Goins, Ashley Dixon, Troi Venable, Perlie Johnson have been charged with assaulting a fellow inmate while confined at the United States Penitentiary at Lewisburg.

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Schuylkill County Couple Charged with Use of Counterfeit Credit Card and Money Laundering Schemes Over Four-Year Period

Carrie F. Aker and Mario M. Valentine were indicted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud using counterfeit credit cards and with laundering the proceeds of their fraudulent activities.

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Employee of the Luzerne County Correctional Facility Charged with Extortion and Tampering with a Witness

An employee of the Luzerne County Correctional Facility has been charged with extortion and tampering with a witness.

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Former U.S. Army Reservist Sentenced for Production of Child Pornography

Christopher Mailloux was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment following his guilty plea to two counts of production of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography.

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Former U.S. Probation Officer Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Investigation

Rachel Lynn Howze, age 30, Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to obstructing an official federal proceeding while serving as a U.S. Probation Officer in Pittsburgh.

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Delaware County Podiatrist Pleads Guilty to $5 Million Health Care Fraud

Stephen A. Monaco, D.P.M. pleaded guilty to health care fraud for his role in a $5 million scheme to defraud Medicare, Medicaid, and four private insurance companies.

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Five Men Indicted on Federal Bank Robbery Charges

A federal grand jury in Harrisburg has returned two indictments against five men in connection with bank robberies near York and Lebanon.

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Philadelphia Doctor Convicted in Scheme to Defraud Social Security

Dr. Frederick Douglas Burton was convicted of two counts of mail fraud and attempted mail fraud for lying to help a friend apply for Social Security disability benefits.

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Trainer Man Charged with Internet Stalking

Matthew Handy, 24, of Trainer, Pennsylvania, was charged by indictment with stalking another person via the Internet.

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Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Federal Theft Charges

A 17-year veteran police officer with the Fairview Township Police Department pled guilty to federal charges stemming from the theft of seized money.

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Harrisburg Man Sentenced to 43 Months for Heroin Trafficking

Daleo G. Powell, age 34, of Harrisburg, was sentenced to 43 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin.

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York Man Charged for Armed Robbery of PNC Bank

A York man was charged with possession of a weapon by a previous offender, bank robbery, and possession of a weapon in furtherance of a crime of violence.

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Clark Summit Man and Engineering Firm Indicted for Violations of Clean Water Act and Tampering with Government Witness

David D. Klepadlo and David D. Klepadlo & Associates Inc. have been charged with conspiracy to violate the Federal Clean Water Act.

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Charges Brought Against Two Allenwood Federal Prison Inmates in Separate Cases

The Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a federal grand jury in Williamsport has indicted two federal inmates in cases resulting from separate incidents.

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Reading Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

James Walker, 28 of Reading, Pennsylvania was charged with possession of child pornography.

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Allenwood Federal Prison Inmate Charged with Weapon Possession

On September 8, a federal grand jury in Williamsport indicted Glenn Ming Young for possession of contraband in a prison facility.

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Eight People Charged in Takedown of Camden Drug Trafficking Organization

Authorities arrested five people this morning and charged three others for their alleged roles in a crack cocaine and heroin trafficking organization.

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New Jersey Woman Charged with Wire Fraud

Tracey Moses, 47, of Sicklerville, New Jersey, was charged in an indictment with 10 counts of wire fraud.

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Wilkes Barre Man Indicted on Marijuana Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

A Wilkes-Barre man was indicted on marijuana trafficking and firearms offenses.

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Former Manager at QVC Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, and Money Laundering

Douglas Rae pleaded guilty to wire fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering for defrauding his employer, QVC, a television-based retail company.

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Ambulance Company Owner Sentenced in Medicare Fraud

Zahar (Alex) Tkach, owner of an ambulance company, was sentenced to five years in prison in a Medicare fraud scheme.

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USP Canaan Inmates Charged in Assault of Prisoner with a Dangerous Weapon

A criminal indictment was returned charging federal prison inmates Miguel Grado and Rafael Torres-Villanueva with assault with a dangerous weapon.

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Charges Brought Against Two Lewisburg Federal Prison Inmates in Separate Cases

On September 13, a federal grand jury in Williamsport indicted two federal inmates in cases resulting from separate incidents.

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Five Robberies

Lamar Sowell was charged by indictment with five counts of robbery.

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