U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania
January 14, 2015

Former Washington County Police Chief Resentenced to Seven Years and Three Months

PITTSBURGH—A former resident of Washington, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 87 months’ imprisonment, three years’ supervised release and no fine or restitution on his conviction of Hobbs Act violations, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Donald Abraham Solomon, 59, formerly of 145 Lemoyne Avenue, Apartment 6, Washington, Pa. According to information presented to the court, Solomon was the Chief of Police of East Washington Borough, Pa. He received payments from a purported drug dealer, who was an undercover FBI agent, to protect drug shipments and to purchase law enforcement restricted police equipment.

Assistant United States Attorneys Robert S. Cessar and Lee J. Karl prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Solomon.

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