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June 26, 2020

CASE UPDATE: OAG Recovers 30 Sticks of Dynamite Linked To Suspected ATM Explosions

HARRISBURG―Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that Talib Crump, 26, of Philadelphia, is being charged after a search warrant at the defendant’s home lead agents to 30 additional sticks of M-1000 homemade dynamite. The defendant claimed to use dynamite to blow up a Philadelphia ATM. He is being charged with an additional 30 counts of weapons of mass destruction, 1 count of risking a catastrophe, 30 counts of possessing instruments of a crime, 30 counts of prohibited offensive weapons, 5 counts of reckless endangerment, and other related charges.

Case Update: Liberation Way Housing Ringleader Sentenced Up to 23 months in Prison, 5 Years Probation

June 10, 2020

HARRISBURG― Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that Muhammad Hadi, one of the eleven defendants in the Liberation Way insurance fraud scheme, has been sentenced to 11 1/2 to 23 months with a concurrent 5 years probation, $500,000 restitution, and court costs before a federal court. Hadi owned and operated several treatment homes that were advertised as rehabilitation facilities for individuals suffering from substance abuse disorder, but were instead used to commit insurance fraud and steal funds used to care for victims of substance abuse.

Case Update: Fourth Lackawanna Prison Employee Sentenced For Sexual Offenses

May 19, 2020

HARRISBURG― Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that a fourth Lackawanna County Prison employee was sentenced for her role in perpetuating a culture of sexual abuse within the prison. Samantha Heinrich, 36, of Sweet Valley, was today sentenced to 3-18 months of incarceration and 2 years of probation after pleading guilty to two counts of Official Oppression in February 2020. Heinrich, a counselor at the prison, was found guilty of abusing her authority, propositioning inmates, and engaging in sexual acts with them. The plea and sentencing stem from recommendations made by a Statewide Investigating Grand Jury.

Case Update: Mountain Top Man Sentenced To 20-40 Years For 110 Counts of Child Pornography

May 12, 2020

HARRISBURG―Attorney General Shapiro today announced that Brian Hopersberger of Luzerne County was sentenced to 20-40 years for possession and distribution of child pornography.