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Former Pittsburgh law firm manager sentenced for embezzling $827K

August 8, 2018 GMT

A former office manager at a Downtown Pittsburgh law firm has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after embezzling more than $827,000, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Western District office.

convicted of bank fraud in federal court.

Anthony Calaiaro, 34, of Whitehall, wrote checks to himself totaling $827,070 while an office manager at the Calaiaro Valencik law firm between June 2014 and April 2016, prosecutors said. He forged the signature of a partner at the law firm on the checks and cashed them at various locations, according to prosecutors.

In addition to the prison sentence for bank fraud, Calaiaro also will undergo three years of supervised release and has been ordered to repay the money.