Thursday, January 17, 2013
A former employee of UPMC faces a sentencing in April.
An Imperial man pleaded guilty to wire fraud Wednesday in federal court Timothy L. Mangis, 49, of Moosehead Drive, pleaded to one count of the charge before Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill, according to a court statement. Mangis, a former facilities director at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, used a hospital credit card to buy items for himself, including electronics, building materials and auto repair services for his car at area stores such as Lowe’s, Home Depot, Best Buy and Pep Boys. A sentencing is scheduled for April. The charge carries a maximum of 20 years in prison, a fine for $250,000 or both, depending on the severity of the offense and prior criminal history. --- Click here to like Robinson-Moon Patch …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Moon Township family, whose son was suspended after reportedly threatening other students, is requesting compensation for their son's education.
First published at 9:50 a.m. Nov. 28. The Moon Area School District has been sued in federal court by the family of a former special needs student who was suspended in May 2011 after reports he threatened students and staff. Lora and Paul Schreiber, of Moon Township, and their 19-year-old son Colin filed the lawsuit on Nov. 21. In the complaint, the family claims the district failed to provide appropriate special needs education for their son, who has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Autism-spectrum and mood disorder. The complaint alleges that the district then ignored a state order to provide money for compensatory education. The Schreibers said district officials were …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Prosecutors said the man sold gun parts that would convert an assault rifle into a fully automatic weapon.
A Moon Township man pleaded guilty in federal court today on charges that he owned and transfered a machine gun. Martin Joseph Saunders, 49, of Treeview Drive, pleaded guilty to one count of the offense before United States District Judge Maurice Cohill, according to a court spokeswoman. Prosecutors said Saunders owned and sold parts that would convert an AR-15 assault rifle into a fully automatic weapon. The man is scheduled to be sentenced in January of 2013. The charges come with a maximum of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A Robinson-area man receives a sentence in federal prison for possessing sexually explicit images and videos of children.
A Kennedy man has been sentenced to three years in federal prision for possessing child pornography. John Stadalnikis, 58, of Rossi Drive, was convicted of owning a computer that stored video and images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Stadalnikis was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 37 months imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release, according to a statement from the offices of U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton. The case was prosecuted as a part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2006 to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse. The program marshals federal, state and local resources to locate and prosecute individuals who abuse children, …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The Ross Township-based construction firm filed a complaint against Travelers Insurance in connection to the Moon Area Middle School project.
The Ross Township-based Reginella Construction is suing the Travelers Insurance and Surety Company in connection to the Moon Area Middle School renovation. Reginella was the prime contractor on the extensive, $45.8 million conversion of the district's former high school, which will house grades five through eight this academic year. The Moon Area School Board voted June 25 to terminate the district's contract with the firm. The former Moon Area Middle School is set to be demolished. In the lawsuit, filed July 26 in federal court, attorneys for Reginella claim that the Connecticut-based insurer interfered with payments for the Moon Area Middle School renovation, causing the construction firm to default on the project. The suit also …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A Robinson Township man and former police officer faces up to 20 years in prison for the charges.
A former Kennedy Township police officer pleaded guilty in federal court to charges that he attempted to defraud an insurance company. Frank A. Caligiuri, 42, of Robinson, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of mail fraud. Authorities said Caligiuri in 2009 fraudulently reported to GEICO Insurance that his Harley Davidson motorcycle had been stolen and collected insurance proceeds from the alleged theft. Caligiuri then sold the vehicle in a sale arranged and surveillenced by federal law enforcement agents, who were conducting an undercover investigation. He is scheduled to be sentenced in November. Caligiuri faces up to 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill ordered …
Friday, July 13, 2012
A Moon Township man alleges in a lawsuit that he was falsely accused of selling drugs in Coraopolis.
A Scottsdale Drive man has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming he was falsely arrested and jailed by Coraopolis Police on drug charges. Moon resident Jason Cercone, 29, names Coraopolis Police, its Chief Alan DeRusso and Officer Albert Marxs; Moon Police and its Detective Brian Buydasz; as well as Moon Township and Coraopolis Borough in the lawsuit filed on Thursday. Cercone alleges that police confused him with another man when they arrested him for selling drugs on April 10. The charges were withdrawn days after his arrest. In the suit, Cercone said he was approached by Chief DeRusso and Officer Marx in the parking lot of the Sewickley Heights Police station, where he has worked as a dispatcher for six years. Police placed him …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Grand jury indicts woman in case involving defunct Dwelling House Savings and Loan.
A Coraopolis woman is charged with defrauding the defunct Dwelling House Savings and Loan Association out of more than $900,000. Elexa Manos-Benton, 42, has been indicted in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh on charges of bank fraud, money laundering and monetary transaction in criminally derived property. If convicted, the charges carry a maximum of 500 years in prison, a fine of more than $14 million, or both. In 2009, the U.S. Office of Thrift Supervision closed Dwelling House Savings and Loan after determining that the 119-year-old institution could not recoup substantial capital loses, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The venerable institution, based in the Hill District, had earned a reputation for serving low-income and …