Woman pleads guilty to sharing police secrets with gang in Pittsburgh
A North Carolina woman who was found during FBI wiretaps of the Greenway Boys Killas street gang pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine, according to U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh.
Prosecutors said a 2017 wiretap focused on the West End neighborhood of Pittsburgh found that from November 2017 through in and around June 2018, Joelle Hollis, 31, formerly of Pittsburgh, conspired with others to distribute cocaine.
Her involvement included sharing with members of the conspiracy sensitive law enforcement information which Hollis obtained from her friend, Erika Romanowski, who by virtue of her employment as a clerk with the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, had access to such information, including information related to ongoing federal investigations, according to U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said Tuesday.
Romanowski pleaded guilty to leaking secret police information and was sentenced to one day in prison followed by three years of supervised release with 180 days of house arrest, according to court records.
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