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March 7, 2021

10 Ghost Guns, Gun Kits and Partially Assembled Firearms Seized In Two Philadelphia Cases Following Morgantown Gun Show Surveillances

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrests of four Philadelphia men in two separate cases following two surveillance operations at the Morgantown Gun Show in Morgantown, PA from Feb. 27-28, 2021. As a result of these investigations, agents seized five fully assembled ghost guns, four 80% receiver kits, one 80% receiver, one Smith and Wesson revolver, extended magazines and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

AG Shapiro, FTC and 38 AGs Shut Down Massive Charity Telefunding Scam

March 4, 2021

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced a settlement concerning a fraudulent telefunding operation that bombarded 67 million consumers nationwide, with 1.3 billion deceptive charitable fundraising calls since 2008. Associated Community Services (ACS) placed 61,526,158 calls to phone numbers in Pennsylvania from Jan. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2019. In some instances, 47,562 Pennsylvania phone numbers were called more than 10 times in a week, 81,200 were called more than three times a day, 271,417 were called two times an hour, and 4,515 were called more than three times an hour.

AG Shapiro Charges Chester Funeral Home Director With Stealing $250k From Client’s Estate

March 4, 2021

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest of a Chester County funeral director and consulting firm principal. He is being charged with using his capacity as Power of Attorney and Estate Executor to steal money from an 84-year-old, terminally ill victim, whose estate was to be donated to locally-connected charities. The victim passed on September 7, 2016.

AG Shapiro: Former North Braddock Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Theft

March 3, 2021

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that a former North Braddock and Blawnox police officer has pleaded guilty to stealing money that he seized as evidence during the course of a criminal investigation.