PITTSBURGH - A resident of Washington, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of committing theft from the government, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.
The one-count Indictment named Michael Pierce, age 49, as the sole defendant.
According to the Indictment, Pierce stole approximately $12,800 in United States currency from the United States Government between the dates of October 2018 and September 2019.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 10 years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000.00, a term of supervised release of not more than 3 years, or a combination thereof. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Brian W. Castello is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Western District of Pennsylvania