Pennsylvania scrap dealer pleads guilty in nickel probe

Oct 16, 2013 | 11:14 AM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  nickel theft, scrap probe, A.J. Warhola Scrap Metal, George Warhola, Three Rivers Scrap Metal, Chuck Menzock, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — The owner of a Pittsburgh scrap metal operation has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Maryland to charges of obstructing justice for allegedly lying to federal agents during a grand jury investigation of a nickel heist.

George Warhola, owner of A.J. Warhola Scrap Metal, admitted to falsely telling special agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in June 2011 that he didn’t deal in nickel. Federal authorities had subpoenaed from Warhola all copies of records for the purchase of nickel.....

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