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Local Grand Jury Charges Chinese Students In Conspiracy Aimed At U.S. UniversitiesFifteen Chinese nationals -- almost all in their 20s -- have been indicted by a Pittsburgh grand jury for using fake Chinese passports and hired test-takers to take SATs and other standardized exams in order to gain admission to American universities.
U.S. Attorney Hickton To Co-Chair National Heroin Task ForceThe top federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh has been picked to co-chair a national Heroin Task Force as the city and its suburbs respond to 12 overdoses that killed two people this week.
Ravenstahl Grand Jury Expires Without Returning IndictmentsA federal grand jury that has heard from several staff and police officials linked to former Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has expired without returning indictments.
Pittsburgh FBI Rounding Up Dozens In "Bricks R Us" Heroin RingFederal prosecutors and the FBI were set to announce dozens of arrests in what they're calling a series of "overlapping and interrelated heroin distribution networks" in southwestern Pennsylvania.
FBI Releases New Details In Cyber Espionage CaseInvestigators release new details today in a cyber-espionage operation that allegedly targeted several United States companies, nearly all of them based in the Pittsburgh area.
FBI Searches Home Of Overbrook Brothers Accused Of Craigslist ScamThe Isabella family living on Maytide Street in Overbrook got a wake-up call from the FBI early Friday morning. The agents had a search and seizure warrant.
5 Nigerians Indicted In Tax Return Fraud SchemeFive Nigerians have been indicted in connection with a tax return fraud case.
Local Experts Convene Working Group On AddictionLocal experts to head a working group to end addiction.
Retired Colonel Accused Of Conspiring To Defraud Air ForceHe was a colonel with sway over the entire 171st Air Wing. Federal prosecutors say Col. Gerard Mangis used it to enrich himself, allegedly conspiring with a co-defendant to defraud the Air Force of more than $200,000.
U.S. Attorney To Conduct Investigation Of Legionnaires’ OutbreakU.S. Attorney David Hickton says he intends to conduct his own investigation of the Legionnaire's disease outbreak at local veterans hospitals.
Citing PNC, U.S. Attorney Says Pittsburgh Is Ground Zero For Cyber AttacksJoined by one of the nation's top cyber-security experts, U.S. Attorney David Hickton was blunt about the impact of the cyber threat locally.
Former Parole Officer ChargedFor years, it was Paul Dschuhan's job to uphold the law, but now he could be headed to prison for breaking it.
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