U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania News

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF PENNSYLVANIA: U.S. Attorney’s Office For The Middle District Of Pennsylvania Collects Over $20 Million On Behalf Of U.S. Taxpayers In Fiscal Year 2018

By Press release submission | Feb 25, 2019

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that the Middle District of Pennsylvania collected $20.2 million in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2018. Of this amount, $4 million was collected in criminal actions and $16 million was collected in civil actions.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Michigan Corrugated Manufacturer Agrees To Pay $400,000 To Settle False Claims Act Violations

By Press release submission | Dec 20, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Arvco Container Corporation of Kalamazoo, Michigan has agreed to pay the United States $400,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations in connection with a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency Acquisition Operations (DLA) in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Steelton Woman Charged With Defrauding Senior Citizen Out Of $86,500

By Press release submission | Dec 20, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Sally Berry, age 62, of Steelton, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information on December 13, 2018, with wire fraud for defrauding a 78 year-old man out of $86,500.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Midstate Man And Woman Charged With Defrauding Disabled Veteran Of $316,360

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jason Ehrhart, age 48, of Thompsontown, Pennsylvania, and Jason’s former wife, Laurie Ehrhart, age 48, of Newport, Pennsylvania, were charged with defrauding a disabled Veteran, the Veteran’s Administration, and the Social Security Administration out of $316,360.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty To Biodiesel Tax Conspiracy

By Press release submission | Oct 7, 2018

A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environmental and Natural Resources Division, EPA Criminal Investigation Division Director Jessica Taylor, and U.S. Attorney David J. Freed for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Canadian Man Sentenced To 18 Years’ Imprisonment For Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Targeting U.S. Lawyers

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Henry Okpalefe, age 50, currently incarcerated and formerly of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was sentenced to 216 months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release by United States District Court Judge John E. Jones, III, for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Perry County Husband And Wife Sentenced To Combined 47 Years In Prison For Child Exploitation Offenses

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Betty Jo Eckenberger, age 32, and James David Eckenberger, age 43, of Perry County were sentenced on August 1, 2018, by United States District Court Judge Yvette Kane for child exploitation crimes.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Tobyhanna Woman Pleads Guilty To Making Straw Purchases Of Firearms

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Kassandra Mattox, age 25, of Tobyhanna, Monroe County, pleaded guilty on August 1, 2018, before United States District Court Senior Judge A. Richard Caputo to making false statements to a federally licensed firearms dealer in connection with the purchase of multiple firearms.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Former Director Of Marketing And Merchandising For Pa-Liquor Control Board Sentenced To Two Years’ Probation And Six Months’ House Arrest For Honest Services Fraud Scheme

By Press release submission | Aug 3, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that James H. Short, Jr., age 53, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the former Director of Marketing and Merchandising for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PA-LCB) was sentenced on July 31, 2018, to two years’ probation and six months of house arrest by U.S. District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo, for 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.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Two Individuals Sentenced For Drug Trafficking

By Press release submission | Aug 3, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on July 24, 2018, United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion sentenced William Waring and Tanay Jones, both of Bronx, New York, for conspiring to distribute heroin, crack cocaine, and fentanyl. Waring, age 27, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment and four years of supervised release following that sentence of imprisonment.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Former Schuylkill County Clerk Of Courts Charged With Fraud

By Press release submission | Jul 29, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Steven M. Lukach, Jr., age 68, of Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand jury on twenty counts of mail and wire fraud and manufacturing records to obstruct an investigation.

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