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US Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Workforce Development in Johnstown, PA
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US Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Workforce Development in Johnstown, PA

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where he joined Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) and Congressman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson (PA-15) to highlight workforce development through apprenticeships.  Secretary Scalia and the congressmen toured JWF Industries and met with company leadership and apprentices. “I am always encouraged to see businesses using apprenticeships to equip workers with skills that lead to good paying jobs,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia.  “Apprenticeships play a key role in getting Americans back to work.  The President’s actions to expand these programs, along with pro-business policies such as tax cuts, deregulation, and fair and reciprocal trade agreements will bolster our economic ...
Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Barefoot Sentenced for Distributing Oxymorphone
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Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Barefoot Sentenced for Distributing Oxymorphone

(STL.News) – A Somerset County, Pennsylvania resident has been sentenced in federal court to three years’ probation on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Joseph P. Barefoot, 63, of Berlin, Pa. According to information presented to the court, from Feb. 1, 2017, to Aug. 14, 2017, Barefoot distributed a quantity of oxymorphone. Assistant United States Attorney Maureen Sheehan-Balchon prosecuted this case on behalf of the government. Mr. Brady commended the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Barefoot. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Federal Inmate Gary McCrae Indicted on Contraband Charge
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Federal Inmate Gary McCrae Indicted on Contraband Charge

(STL.News) – An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on a charge of possession of a prohibited object in prison, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The Indictment named Gary McCrae, 50, as the sole defendant. According to the Indictment presented to the court, on November 13, 2019, McCrae possessed a quantity of Buprenorphine. The law provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant. Assistant United States Attorney Arnold P. Bernard, Jr. is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government...
Judge Sentences New Jersey Drug Dealer Jamel T. Brown to 15 Years in Federal Prison
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Judge Sentences New Jersey Drug Dealer Jamel T. Brown to 15 Years in Federal Prison

(STL.News) – A resident of Camden, New Jersey, has been sentenced in federal court to 15 years in prison and four years’ supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Jamel T. Brown, 38. According to information presented to the court, on October 25, 2018, Brown and a co-conspirator distributed more than 28 grams of cocaine base, commonly known as "crack," and possessed with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and a quantity of fentanyl. Assistant United States Attorney Maureen Sheehan-Balchon prosecuted this case on behalf of the government. Mr. Brady commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bu...
19 Pennsylvanians Indicted in Philadelphia-to-Indiana County Drug Trafficking Network
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19 Pennsylvanians Indicted in Philadelphia-to-Indiana County Drug Trafficking Network

(STL.News) – Twelve residents of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, and seven residents of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, money laundering, and unlawful possession of firearms, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.  The defendants were arrested last week by federal, state and local law enforcement. "Methamphetamine.  Heroin. Fentanyl. Crack cocaine.  This group sold it all, but now they are in jail and out of business," said U.S. Attorney Scott Brady.  "Effective operations like this require strong partnerships across federal, state and local levels.  We owe much of our success in this significant case to the solid working relationship we have built with Indiana County District...
Somerset Felon Kelly B. Shaulis Sentenced for Firearms Offense
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Somerset Felon Kelly B. Shaulis Sentenced for Firearms Offense

(STL.News) – A resident of Somerset, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 15 months in prison and three years’ supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Kelly B. Shaulis, 51, of Somerset, Pa. According to information presented at trial, Shaulis illegally possessed 12 rifles, shotguns and ammunition on July 5, 2017 and Dec. 21, 2018.  On Dec. 19, 2011, Shaulis was convicted in United States District Court for the Western District of PA, of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, which is a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.  Federal law prohibits persons who have been convicted of a crime punishab...
Federal Inmate Victor Soto Charged with Illegally Possessing a Cell Phone
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Federal Inmate Victor Soto Charged with Illegally Possessing a Cell Phone

(STL.News) – An inmate at the Moshannon Valley Correctional Center in Philipsburg, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on a charge of possession of a prohibited object in prison, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The Indictment named Victor Soto, 40, as the sole defendant. According to the Indictment presented to the court, on April 17, 2020, Soto possessed a cellular telephone. The law provides for a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Assistant United States Attorney Maureen Sheehan-Balchon is prosecuting this case on behalf of the g...