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Former law-office manager sentenced on bank fraud charges

Tomislav Forgo

A former Downtown law firm office manager has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after embezzling more than $827,000 and being convicted of bank fraud in federal court.

Anthony Calaiaro, 34, of Whitehall, was employed as office manager at the Calaiaro Valencik law firm and, according to prosecutors, wrote checks to himself totaling $827,070.39 between June 2014 and April 2016, cashing them at various locations.

Calaiaro forged the signature of a law-firm partner on the checks, according to officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Western District office.

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

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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