OIG Investigative Reports, Press Release: Hughestown, PA February 01, 2010 - Former Pittston Area School Board Member Sentenced Skip to main contentAbout UsContact UsFAQs Language Assistance Englishespañol中文: 繁體版Việt-ngữ한국어TagalogРусский U.S. Department of Education Search for: Toggle navigation U.S. Department of Education Student Loans Grants Laws Data About ED OFFICES Home Reports & Resources Programs/Initiatives News Office Contacts Investigative Report U.S. Department of Justice Middle District of Pennsylvania William J. Nealon Federal Building 235 N. Washington Avenue P.O. Box 309, Suite 311 Scranton, PA 18503-0309 Phone: (570) 348-2800 Fax : (570) 348-2037 or (570) 348-2830 Ronald Reagan Federal Building 228 Walnut Street P.O. Box 11754, Suite 220 Harrisburg, PA 17108-1754 Phone: (717) 221-4482 Fax: (717) 221-2246 or (717) 221-4493 Herman T. Schneebeli Federal Building 240 West Third Street Suite 316 Williamsport, PA 17701-6465 Phone: (570) 326-1935 Fax: (570) 326-7916 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2010 CONTACT: Dennis C. Pfannenschmidt U.S. Attorney (717) 221-4482 FORMER PITTSTON AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER SENTENCED Dennis C. Pfannenschmidt, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; Janice Fedarcyk, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Don Fort, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division, and Mary Mitchelson, Acting Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General jointly announced today that Joseph Oliveri, age 52, of Hughestown, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie. Judge Vanaskie sentenced Oliveri to a 12 month and 1 day term of imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release and a $3,000 fine. In August 2009, federal officials announced that a criminal information and plea agreement had been filed against Oliveri. The Criminal Information charged Oliveri with corrupt receipt of a reward for official action concerning a program receiving federal funds after Oliveri accepted a cash reward of ũ,500 from a contractor in connection with support Oliveri provided for a contract awarded to the contractor by the Pittston Area School District Board of Education. This case is part of an on-going investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service and was prosecuted by a team of federal prosecutors led by Senior Litigation Counsel Gordon Zubrod and includes Assistant U.S. Attorneys William Houser, Michael Consiglio, Amy Phillips and Criminal Division Chief Christian Fisanick.. **** Press Releases-Index Top Printable view Last Modified: 02/23/2010 How Do I Find... Student loans, forgiveness College accreditation No Child Left Behind FERPA FAFSA 1098-E Tax Form 2015 Budget Proposal More > Information About... Transforming Teaching Family and Community Engagement Early Learning K-12 Reforms More > Connect Facebook Twitter YouTube Email RSS Google+ More > MISUSED FOIA OIG Fraud Hotline Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Student Loans Repaying Loans Defaulted Loans Loan Forgiveness Loan Servicers Grants & Programs Apply for Pell Grants Grants Forecast Open Grant Competitions Find Grant Programs by Eligibility Laws & Guidance No Child Left Behind FERPA Civil Rights Data & Research Education Statistics Postsecondary Education Data State Education Data Nation's Report Card What Works Clearinghouse About Us Contact Us ED Offices Jobs News FAQs Budget, Performance Notices FOIAPrivacySecurityInformation qualityInspector GeneralWhitehouse.govUSA.govBenefits.govRegulations.gov
Former Pittston Area School Board Member Sentenced. Hughestown, PA., February 01, 2010
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2010-02-01.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.