Pittsburgh

June 3, 2021

Former Accountant Indicted in $6.8M Embezzlement Scheme

Former Accountant for Hillandale Farms Co. Indicted in $6.8M Embezzlement Scheme PITTSBURGH, PA (STL.News) The owner of several Pittsburgh-area businesses and former accountant for a nationwide supplier of eggs and related farm products to retail stores has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of fraud...

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May 28, 2021

$2.7 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Upper Allegheny Health System, on Behalf of Bradford (Pennsylvania) Regional Medical Centers and Other New York Dental Clinics, to Pay $2.7 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations PITTSBURGH (STL.News) Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today that several New York Dental Clinics along with Bradford Dental Center (BDC)...

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May 24, 2021

Local Man Admits Setting Fire to Pittsburgh Police Vehicle

Local Man Admits Setting Fire to Pittsburgh Police Vehicle and Interfering with Law Enforcement during May 30, 2020 Protest PITTSBURGH, PA  (STL.News) A resident of Allegheny County pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of conspiring to set fire to property of an organization that receives federal funding and unlawful...

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May 24, 2021

Harold Novick Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

Ambridge Cocaine Dealer, Harold Novick Sentenced to Nearly Six Years in Federal Prison PITTSBURGH (STL.News) Harold Novick was sentenced to 70 months in prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today. Novick, age 41, of Ambridge, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District...

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May 12, 2021

Kathy Billotte Sentenced for Preparing False Tax Returns

Clearfield County Woman, Kathy Billotte Sentenced to Prison for Preparing False Tax Returns, Falsifying Court Documents PITTSBURGH (STL.News) A resident of Frenchville, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 27 months’ imprisonment and one year supervised release on her convictions of aiding and assisting in the preparation or filing...

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May 4, 2021

Pittsburgh: George Goodwin Admits Distributing Videos

Pittsburgh Man, George Goodwin Admits Distributing Videos of Children Engaged in Sex with Adults PITTSBURGH, PA (STL.News) A resident of Pittsburgh, PA pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of distribution of material depicting the sexual exploitation of children, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today. George...

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May 3, 2021

Join Us May 12 for a Free Senior Outreach Event

Don’t Be A Victim: Join Us May 12 for a Free Senior Outreach Event on Protecting Yourself from Financial Fraud and Potential Scams PITTSBURGH (STL.News) On May 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the...

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April 29, 2021

Bowser Embezzled a Million Dollars Filed a False Tax Return

Tax Collector, Jeanne Bowser Embezzled a Million Dollars from Township & School District, Filed a False Tax Return PITTSBURGH, PA (STL.News) A Beaver County woman pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of wire fraud and filing false income tax returns, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today....

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April 8, 2021

Kudrav Sentenced for Possessing Sexually Explicit Images

Pittsburgh Man, Joshua D. Kudrav Sentenced for Possessing Sexually Explicit Images of Minors PITTSBURGH (STL.News) A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court three years’ (36 months’) imprisonment and six years’ supervised release on his conviction of Possession of Material Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor,...

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March 11, 2021

Danielle Strother-Rush Pleads Guilty to Embezzling

Former Accounting Coordinator for Non-Profit Organization, Danielle Strother-Rush Pleads Guilty to Embezzling More than $321K PITTSBURGH, PA (STL.News) A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of bank fraud, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today. Danielle Strother-Rush, 34, pleaded guilty to one...

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March 8, 2021

Richard Georgelos Pleads Guilty in Cocaine Conspiracy

Arizona Man, Richard Georgelos Pleads Guilty in Cocaine Conspiracy PITTSBURGH (STL.News) Richard Georgelos pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute at least 500 grams of cocaine between 2017 and 2019, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today. Georgelos, age 37 of Santa Cruz, Arizona, pled guilty before United States...

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March 1, 2021

Stephen R. Kaufman to Serve as Acting United States Attorney

Stephen R. Kaufman to Serve as Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania PITTSBURGH (STL.News) Stephen R. Kaufman, First Assistant to former United States Attorney Scott W. Brady, has been named Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania effective today. In this position, Mr. Kaufman...

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