Woman pleads guilty to sharing police secrets with gang in Pittsburgh | TribLIVE.com

Woman pleads guilty to sharing police secrets with gang in Pittsburgh

Chuck Biedka

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.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.