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Pennsylvania fire chief faces 10 years in prison

It was reported on Aug. 28 that a Pennsylvania fire chief who was accused of stealing approximately $45,000 from the volunteer fire department for which he worked pleaded guilty to the associated federal charges. The 50-year-old man was facing additional state charges after he was accused of stealing from funds that were meant to cover some of the fire department's bills, but it was stated that these charges would be dropped as part of the plea agreement.

Pittsburgh veteran pleads guilty to kidnapping underage girl

On Aug. 12, a 33-year-old man pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping a minor in Pittsburgh. According to media reports, the man allegedly kidnapped the minor, who was a family friend, to South Dakota in order to continue an illicit relationship.

Pennsylvania business owner indicted for alleged tax evasion

The majority owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins' main practice rink has been indicted for tax fraud. On July 29, the 59-year-old owner of Iceoplex at Southpointe was indicted by a federal grand jury on 10 counts of failure to pay and one count of obstruction of the Internal Revenue Code. The alleged tax evasion reportedly adds up to $1 million in unpaid taxes.

Former Pennsylvania school CEO seeks to have charges dismissed

It was reported on July 12 that the founder and former CEO of a charter school in Pennsylvania who was accused of fraud reportedly requested to have the charges that were brought against him dismissed. According to the report, the accused man claimed that his conversations with the attorneys whom he was seeking advice from during the investigation were recorded by federal agents.

Former Pennsylvania prison medical director facing fraud charges

A former medical director for the Lehigh County Prison is facing multiple charges for allegedly making false claims to collect more than $36,000 in tuition grants for his children. He had previously been charged with six counts relating to evading federal taxes while collecting salaries of more than $200,000. He is now facing 11 federal charges, including mail fraud, perjury at a bankruptcy proceeding, wire fraud and failing to file tax returns, according to prosecutors.

Administrator faces federal, local charges

The 56-year-old former executive with an educational-service provider is facing federal charges in a U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania for her alleged misuse of her business credit card. The credit card charges surfaced in 2013 when officials at the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV reportedly found excessive personal charges of more than $71,000 on the American Express business account. Many of the purchases included charges at eating establishments, pharmacies, retail stores and department stores that ranged from 2007 until 2013.

Doctor wants new trial after conviction

A Pennsylvania doctor is seeking a new trial in his drug case after learning that the lawyer that was representing him was under investigation for suspicion of being involved with drugs. The man's current legal team has relied on the holding in a similar case involving federal charges to help support its legal position.

Fugitive Pennsylvania doctor detained in Panama

A former Johnstown doctor has been detained in Panama and is expected to be returned to the United States. According to federal prosecutors, he will be transported to Pittsburgh to appear before a federal magistrate in relation to health care fraud and income tax charges. The 64-year-old doctor initially came under investigation after the Cambria Country Drug Task Force suspected him of over-prescribing narcotics in 2001, according to a criminal complaint filed on the matter in 2008.

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