Munley Law issued the following announcement on Aug. 8.A jury returned a $4.69B verdict in favor of 22 women who claimed Johnson and Johnson’s products contained asbestos which caused them to develop cancer.
org_that_issued_release Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoadsrelease_date2018-08-06paste_release_hereMontgomery McCracken announced that two prominent Intellectual Property attorneys have joined the firm as partners in its Philadelphia office.
U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Adrian Rubin, 61, of Jenkintown, was sentenced to 37 months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release, ordered to pay a $100,000 fine and $400 special assessment, and ordered to forfeit $9,621,800 in proceeds from his crimes.
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.
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.
United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that a second U.S. Postal carrier was sentenced to prison for taking bribes in exchange for delivering packages containing marijuana to drug dealers. Steven C. Williams, 43, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment.
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.
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.
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.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro issued the following statement on an Order and Opinion by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, directing that a Grand Jury report on child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania be released.
U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, and Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office William F. Sweeney Jr. announced that an Algerian man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists. United States District Judge Petrese B. Tucker presided over the proceeding.
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.