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.
“Joseph Lynn’s actions betray the hard work and integrity of the men and women in the North Braddock and Blawnox police departments,” said Attorney General Shapiro. “Enforcing the law does not put you above it. We will continue to prosecute anyone committing these thefts, without fear or favor.”
Former police officer Joseph Lynn, of McKeesport, pleaded guilty to one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking, one count of Tamper with/Fabricate Physical Evidence and one count of Obstructing Administration of Law or Other Government Function. He was charged after he admitted stealing money he seized as evidence in a Blawnox criminal investigation.
Lynn will serve a term of probation set by the Allegheny County Court, and he will be prohibited from being employed as a police officer.
This case was investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police’s Organized Crime Unit and FBI-Pittsburgh with assistance from the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office. This case was prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Summer Carroll.
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