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  • $600 million settlement reached in Equifax data breach case

    HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that a coalition of 50 Attorneys General, comprising 48 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has reached a settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into a massive 2017 data breach. The investigation found that Equifax’s failure to maintain a reasonable security system enabled hackers to penetrate its systems, exposing the data of 56 percent of American adults—the largest-ever breach of consumer data. The Attorneys […]

  • Sheetz installs Bitcoin ATM machines in stores in PA and North Carolina

    Machines to allow customers to buy and sell bitcoin with U.S. dollars Altoona, PA — Today Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains for over 65 years, announced the installation of new Bitcoin ATM kiosks at six of its stores, located in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Partnering with Coinsource, the world’s largest Bitcoin ATM network, to offer this service, the kiosks give customers the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin with U.S. dollars within these Sheetz […]

  • Increase in funding for PAsmart, STEM Education

    Harrisburg, PA – After securing the vast majority of his bold budget plan to strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce, Governor Tom Wolf today highlighted how his PAsmart initiative is preparing students and workers for good careers in emerging industries. “Last year, I launched PAsmart as a new way to invest in education and job training so workers can get the skills to compete for the jobs of today and the future,” said Governor Wolf. “By expanding PAsmart this year, we’re signaling to businesses […]

  • New App users get one hour FREE Parking in Lancaster in July

    LANCASTER, PA.– All new users of the Park Lancaster or ParkMobile app in the City of Lancaster will receive a free hour of on-street parking in July. New app users can download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play and redeem the discount with the promotional code “LancFreeHour.” The promotion will run from July 1-31. It also takes place during the inaugural Lancaster City Indie Retail Week, from July 15-21, when downtown businesses will offer specials to customers. “We introduced the ParkMobile […]

  • Automatic sealing of criminal records takes effect on one-year clean slate anniversary

    Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today participated in a press conference to celebrate the one-year anniversary of signing Clean Slate into law and to announce that automatic sealing of criminal records begins today. Pennsylvania is the first state in the nation to enact this type of law. “This bill is about changing people’s lives”, said State Rep. Jordan Harris, Democratic Whip. Gov. Wolf spoke at a press conference organized by Justice Action Network and Community Legal Services where legislators, […]

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    York man sentenced on health care fraud charges

    HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Nagy Mohamed Abdelhamed, age 68, of York, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on June 27, 2019, by U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones, III, to two years’ probation on Health Care Fraud charges stemming from his fraudulent receipt of Medicaid and SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamp benefits. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Abdelhamed applied for Medicaid and […]

  • Cumberland County man sentenced to 15 months for fraud

    HARRISBURG—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Suhail Farooq, age 26, of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on June 27, 2019, by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner to 15 months’ imprisonment to be followed by two years of supervised release for wire fraud. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Farooq previously admitted to perpetrating a computer-based fraud scheme that targeted victims across the United States. As part of the […]

  • Lawmakers send statewide radio network audit measure to Governor’s Desk

    HARRISBURG – The Senate and the House of Representatives approved legislation this week that would require the Pennsylvania Inspector General to review the Pennsylvania Statewide Radio Network (PA-STARNet). The legislation is similar to a bill introduced by Senators Bob Mensch (R-24) and Scott Martin (R-13) earlier this year. The statewide network was first authorized in 1996, but the system has experienced serious reliability issues and cost taxpayers a total of more than $750 million. The system was turned over to […]

  • Ohio bank robbery suspect arrested in Carlisle

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Andre Jovan Earvin – a 31-year old man of Youngstown, Ohio. On June 3, 2019, the Youngstown (Ohio) Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Earvin with the May 30th robbery of a bank in that city.  Investigators learned that Earvin fled to Carlisle, Pennsylvania and requested that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force apprehend him. Yesterday at about 4 p.m., members of the fugitive […]

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