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, PA—The United States Attorney’s 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. Richard Caputo to a sentence of time served followed by two years of supervised release.
According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Amanda Magda, age 29, of Wilkes-Barre, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting bank fraud in January 2015. Magda was charged in a superseding indictment with codefendant, Leo Glodzik. The charges stem from a scheme involving a former Wilkes-Barre police officer, Tino Ninotti, and Glodzik, a contractor for the city, involving Ninotti allegedly conspired with Glodzik to secure a loan from the credit union by using false and fraudulent collateral. Magda falsely witnessed the signature of another person to the loan agreement which was actually forged by Ninotti. Magda no longer is employed at the credit union, which is under new management and has instituted new policies and procedures to address the problems and eliminate the abuses that led to the fraud prosecutions.
The charges against Leo Glodzik are still pending. Tino Ninotti pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud in April 2015 and sentencing is scheduled for December 1, 2015.
The investigation was conducted jointly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police.
Prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Michelle L. Olshefski.