The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center found itself at the center of a recent criminal investigation. The defendant is a man who allegedly committed fraud by stealing personal information from the medical center's records. He reportedly had accomplices in his scheme. No information was provided as to the manner in which the man allegedly obtained the personal information.
Law enforcement agents in Pennsylvania say they remain strong in their efforts to deter sexual crimes against minors. A recent incident occurred that resulted in two men being charged with an internet sex crime. One of them is a 29-year-old, the other 10 years older.
Federal authorities in a state neighboring Pennsylvania say a recent indictment involved the largest drug bust ever in that region. Seventeen people were arrested and now face federal drug charges. Investigators say the disbanded drug trafficking ring moved narcotics valued in the millions of dollars.
Police officers in Pennsylvania and other states often use covert means to obtain alleged evidence in drug task force investigations. After remaining undercover for more than a year, investigators in another state have filed federal drug charges and made 16 arrests. They claim the huge drug operation involved marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.
A 23-year-old man who came to the United States from another country was charged with, and has pleaded guilty to, several crimes. Apparently, the man was living with foster parents, whom he now says he was conspiring with to commit deceptive and unlawful acts. Officials have stated that they have never seen someone go to such great lengths to commit identity theft as the man in this situation did.
A man who was formerly employed as an athletic trainer in a Pennsylvania school district has been charged with a sex-related crime. Among other allegations, he is accused of using a communications facility to commit illicit acts involving child pornography. The charges he now faces are categorized as third degree felonies.
Authorities claim to have been engaged in an investigation involving drugs for more than a year. Recently, they made a number of arrests in connection with this investigation. Seventeen people in Pennsylvania now stand accused in the supposed drug conspiracy.
Police claim there is a website that adults who are interested in engaging in illicit sexual activities with minors frequent. Apparently, authorities launched a recent sting operation in hopes of catching someone in an internet sex crime. Reportedly, law agents claim the sting was a success after they connected with a Pennsylvania man and arrested him.