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A Parkville, Missouri, man who was charged in two federal cases pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a $335 million scheme to defraud federal programs that award contracts to firms owned by minorities, veterans, and service-disabled veterans, and in a separate case to filing false tax returns that cheated the government out of more than $615,000 in taxes owed.

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HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on May 4, 2021, Joshua Keller, age 30, of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to one year and one day imprisonment followed by a two-year term of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani, for destruction of government property and lying during the purchase of a firearm. Judge Mariani also ordered Keller to pay $39,393 in restitution.

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PROVIDENCE – A Brooklyn, NY, businessman who admitted to arranging the manufacture of counterfeit clothing, apparel, and gear, in China and Pakistan, that was shipped to wholesalers for distribution in the United States, including to the United States military, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a $15,000 fine.