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CASE NAME:United States v. Anthony Mark Bianchi
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Anthony Mark Bianchi
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DOCKET NUMBER:2:06-CR-19-BWK
SOURCE:Bloomberg, DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, Lexis Search
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Hon. Bruce W. Kauffman
YEAR OF ARREST:2006
YEAR OF VERDICT:2007
TYPE OF COURT:Federal
STATE:Pennsylvania
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Eastern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:9 victims testified at trial
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Male
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Romania and Moldova
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Did not enter U.S.
WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Other Sex Industry, Sex Tourism
FIRST CHARGE:Engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places (Convicted of 3 of 4 counts; 1 count was dismissed on a motion of the government) <br>
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2423(c) <br>
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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SECOND CHARGE:Using a facility in foreign commerce to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity (2 counts)
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C § 2422(b)
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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THIRD CHARGE:Traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct (Convicted of 4 of 5 counts; 1 count was dismissed on a motion of the government)
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2423(b)
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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FOURTH CHARGE:Conspiracy to engage in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2423(e)
FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:300 months imprisonment
RESTITUTION REQUIRED:$47,951.20
FINE IMPOSED:$50,000 plus a $1,000 special assessment
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Judgment
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:386 Fed. Appx. 156
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:

Defendant Bianchi traveled to Moldova and Romania several times between 2003 and 2005 to engage in sexual activity with boys from ages of 12-16. He performed oral and anal sex, molested, and tried to rape various boys, giving them and their families money and gifts in exchange. Before the trips, Bianchi enlisted the service of a Moldovan man to translate for him and help him find young boys with whom he could have sex.

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