Thursday, March 28, 2013
Joshua DeNinno, of Moon Township, is accused of taking money from a Pittsburgh-based charity.
A man from Moon Township accused of stealing more than $61,000 from the charity Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council will face a trial on charges of theft and misapplication of trust. Joshua DeNinno, 34, of Fernvue Drive, is accused of stealing the money from the charity, which "promotes charitable estate planning," beginning in 2009. The Allegheny District Attorney's office has charged DeNinno with moving money from the charity's bank account to his own, according to court records. The charity discovered discrepancies in its accounting in 2011, and reported the fraud to police. DeNinno worked as a volunteer treasurer for the organization and was using funding from the organization to pay for personal expenses. DeNinno, who appeared in …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Paul Wolverton, 19, of Treesdale, faces multiple charges.
A 15-year-old girl testified Wednesday that she had sex with a 19-year-old Gibsonia man she met on Facebook after he picked her up from school and took her to his parents' Treesdale home. Paul Robert Wolverton pleaded not guilty at his preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner. He is charged with felony counts of statutory sexual assault, corruption of a minor, criminal use of a communication facility and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. Wagner ordered him to stand trial in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. His formal arraignment is set for June 25. Wagner also ordered Wolverton not to have contact with the 15-year-old. The girl's name is not reported because she is a minor and Patch does not …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Opponents of Pennsylvania's Act 13 continue legal challenges, citing erosion of local jurisdiction.
The flurry of legal activity surrounding Pennsylvania’s new drilling law continues. moon On Wednesday, attorneys representing seven municipalities and other entities opposing state Act 13 filed further motions with Commonwealth Court in attempts to strike down portions of the legislation. At issue is the diminished ability of local government to regulate oil and gas activities. Opponents contend that the law “deprives municipal officials of carrying out their legally binding duty to protect air, water and natural environmental values,” according to a lawsuit filed in March by seven municipalities and other entities. Cecil Township attorney John Smith, who represents the suit’s petitioners, said Wednesday’s actions seek to prevent …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Patricia K. Smith of Cranberry Township pleads guilty in federal court.
The former controller of the Baierl Acuradealership pleaded guilty in federal court today to a charge of wire fraud in a $10.2 million embezzlement case, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced. Patricia K. Smith, 57, of Cranberry Township, waived prosecution by indictment and entered a plea of guilty to one count of wire fraud beforeSenior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond, according to a press release from Hickton's office. In relation to the guilty plea, the court was advised that from Dec. 2004 until July 28, 2011, Smith embezzled more than $10 million from her employer, Baierl Acura of Wexford. The money paid for Smith's extravagant lifestyle. Diamond scheduled sentencing for 10 a.m. May 9. The law provides for a …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Erik Sigal, Brittanny Jenkins and Christina Naill face charges in a number of townships.
A trio charged with burglarizing a Marshall Township home is facing multiple charges in other cases across the North Hills. In the Marshall case, Brittanny Jenkins, 29, of West View, and Christina Naill, 21, of Avella, were ordered this week to stand trial by Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner. Neither woman showed up for her preliminary hearing. Erik Sigal, 24, of Bellevue, is charged as their co-conspirator. He faces felony burglary charges, but his preliminary hearing was postponed until Jan. 18. The charges stem from a Dec. 13 burglary in the 100 block of Wheatland Road in Marshall Township, in which two Samsung TVs and jewelry were stolen, according to Northern Regional Police Department. The home is close to the Warrendale…
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Coraopolis Court calendar for Tuesday, Oct. 25.
Moon Police charged the following individuals, who are scheduled for preliminary hearings today at District Judge Mary Murray's court in Coraopolis:
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Man indicted by federal grand jury.
A Sharon Road resident is charged with illegally returning to the United States and could face deportation. Jaime Silva-Martinez, 31, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh this week on one count of illegally re-entering the country. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted an investigation into his residency earlier this year. Silva-Martinez was first removed from the U.S. in April 2007 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to the indictment. He returned to the country and was again deported in March 2009. He was discovered most recently living in Moon on May 1, 2010. If convicted, Silva-Martinez faces a maximum two-year prison sentence and a maximum $250,000 fine. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul E…