News: Updates

February 1, 2023

Case Update: South Carolina Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder in State College Cold Case

HARRISBURG — Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry today announced that Christopher Kowalski of South Carolina has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of Jean Tuggy, 60, who was shot in her Pine Grove Mills home on January 21, 2016.

Case Update: Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry Announces Major Step Toward Victory for Consumers – Headstone Businesses Put to Rest

January 24, 2023

HARRISBURG– Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry today announced a settlement with the gravestone and engraving company “1843 LLC,” and its owners Gregory J. Stefan Sr., Gregory J. Stefan Jr., and Gerard Stefan. According to court documents, the company often failed to deliver gravestones and gravestone engravings in a timely manner, or not at all. The Office of Attorney General entered into an injunction last year regarding the Stefans’ and their business, 1843 LLC, to prevent them from causing consumers additional grief when obtaining a headstone for their deceased loved ones. The Defendants have now agreed to continue the injunction into the future, among other agreements, and this settlement will include restitution to be paid to consumers who were harmed.

CASE UPDATE: Former Nurse Who Secretly Video Recorded Hundreds of Patients Pleads to Criminal Charges

November 18, 2022

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today that Michael Bragg, of Franklin County, pleaded to charges related to sexually assaulting two patients, producing and possessing child pornography, and secretly videotaping over 200 patients at UPMC Carlisle, including nearly two dozen minors.

CASE UPDATE: Man Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Children in Carbon County Park

November 10, 2022

HARRISBURG–Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that George Karagiannis, of Wayne County, was found guilty of charges related to the sexual assault of two children in Carbon County.