Hill District Man Charged with Stealing FBI Property

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PITTSBURGH – A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of theft of government property, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The one-count Indictment, returned on Oct. 4 and unsealed today, named Lashawn Norwood, 57, of the City’s Hill District neighborhood, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about September 28, 2021, Norwood willfully and knowingly did embezzle, steal, purloin and convert to his own use property, in a value exceeding $1,000.00 belonging to the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 10 years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Michael R. Ball is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

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An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.