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December 2015 Archives

Former bank manager charged with wire fraud

A Lancaster, Pennsylvania man who was a former manager of a Fulton Bank is now facing serious federal charges. The man is accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from the bank and using that money to pay for his personal expenses. As he prepares a response to these wire fraud charges, few details have been released to the public. As is so often the case, the individual who is accused of the crime has not released a statement, and he is unlikely to do so until the matter has been resolved in court.

Man accused of using technology to commit bank fraud

As technology continues to advance, so do the ways in which illegal acts can be conducted. There are a wide range of tech tools that can assist criminals in committing crimes, and these tools seem to improve faster than the tools used to thwart criminal activities. When Pennsylvania law enforcement becomes aware of such efforts, the result can be serious federal fraud charges.

Teenager arrested and charged with crimes of terrorism

The world's attention has been focused on terrorism for some time, and no one wants to see more lives lost to acts of hatred. In this country, laws have been passed that make certain activities that are related to terrorism federal crimes. When an individual is accused of such an act, the repercussions can be dire, and the need to mount a strong legal response is urgent. Such is the case for a Pennsylvania teen who stands accused of supporting terrorism.

Teenage boys facing multiple felony charges in Pennsylvania

Two teens from Allentown, Pennsylvania, are in serious legal trouble as a result of a lengthy criminal investigation. Both 19 years of age, the young men are facing multiple felony charges in relation to robberies at local businesses. A grand jury recently indicted both on charges of robbery and using a firearm during a crime. Should these charges result in convictions, the course of these teens' lives will make a serious detour.

Pennsylvania office manager, husband face federal drug charges

Perhaps rightly so, there appears to have been an emphasis placed on investigating and prosecuting alleged crimes involving illegal drugs, including illegally obtained prescription drugs. As a result, there is a certain stigma associated with allegations of criminal activity involving drugs -- so much so that some people forget about the guarantee of the presumption of innocence. One couple in Pennsylvania will likely be making important decisions regarding their criminal defense after federal drug charges were filed against them.  

Sentencing for Pennsylvania official on federal charges

Some readers will be familiar with the legal troubles of a former head of redevelopment for Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The man, now 64 years of age, was accused of multiple bribery and extortion schemes while serving in that position. He was recently sentenced on those charges, following his conviction in July of this year.

8 college students facing serious federal charges

An investigation into an alleged crime ring at Millersville University in Pennsylvania has led to the arrest of eight students. Those young people, who range in age from 19 to 23 years of age, will all have the opportunity to present their side of the charges as their individual cases move forward. Their future opportunities could be impeded if a conviction occurs, and it is expected that each individual will strive to avoid that outcome.

Facing federal drug charges in Pennsylvania?

There are any number of reasons that Pennsylvania residents might find themselves in need of legal assistance. Whether one has been involved in an accident caused by another person, is facing workplace issues or has been charged with an alcohol or drug-related crime, it is good to know that there is legal help available in the area. While some circumstances are very minor, others, such as federal drug charges, are quite serious and can have long-lasting negative effects on a person's private and professional life.

Man pleads guilty on federal drug and sex trafficking charges

Following a federal investigation into some members of a gang suspected of heroin trafficking and prostitution, a Pennsylvania man recently pleaded guilty in a U.S. District Court. He was one of seven individuals that were indicted by a federal grand jury in September. The man admitted to charges of participating in conspiring to traffic heroin and also participating in a conspiracy regarding sex trafficking.

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