Former Pitt Emergency Management Director Sentenced for Selling Stolen PPE During Pandemic | USAO-WDPA
PITTSBURGH — A suburban Pittsburgh resident was sentenced in federal court to four years probation, 180 days house arrest and a $4,000 fine for his conviction for interstate transportation of stolen property, the report said today. US Attorney Cindy K. Chung today. He was also ordered to fully return the University of Pittsburgh.
U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Christopher D. Casamento, 43, of the Ross Township area.
According to information presented to the court, Casamento, the former director of emergency management at the University of Pittsburgh, was charged with stealing personal protective equipment from the University during the height of the Covid pandemic. from February 28, 2020 to March 22. 2020. Casamento stole more than 13,000 pieces of Aura N95 and other respirator masks and sold them on his eBay seller page to buyers nationwide at excessive prices in February and March 2020. Casamento earned around 18 $783.50.
Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.
United States Attorney Chung commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation that resulted in the successful prosecution of Casamento.