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Former Allegheny County cop strikes plea deal in connection to overdose death of his 15-year-old niece

Natasha Lindstrom
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Daniel Bondi was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, and charged with drug crimes in connection to the overdose death of a 15-year-old girl.

Former Allegheny County Police Officer Daniel Bondi struck a plea deal Thursday for endangering the welfare of a child in connection to the overdose death of his 15-year-old niece, court records show.

Bondi, 43, was sentenced to one to two years in prison.

Bondi was accused of bringing fentanyl and heroin into a Beechview home where Isabella Bondi died from an overdose in July 2017.

Dan Bondi, is a self-identified recovering heroin addict who served on the Allegheny County Police force from 2006 to 2012. He had been living in the same house with Isabella Bondi, his niece, along with his sister, who was the girl’s mother, and his father.

In the girl’s room, police found stamp bags of the illicit drugs that matched bags in Bondi’s room, just across the hall about 5 feet away, a criminal complaint said.

He was not charged with homicide but faced several charges in connection to the teen girl’s death.

Under his plea deal, he was convicted of just one charge, endangering the welfare of a child.

Separate charges of recklessly endangering another person and possession of an illegal controlled substance and drug paraphernalia were withdrawn, as was a charge of possession of illegal drugs with the intent to manufacture or sell them.

Dan Bondi testified before a grand jury in 2017 that he had been addicted to heroin for at least four years. He told police investigating his niece’s death that a box of drugs found in her room was not the stuff that he would purchase and bring into the house.

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Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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