Burglary Trio Sentenced in Jefferson County Court

gavelBROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Three Allegheny County men involved in a large-scale burglary ring were recently sentenced in Jefferson County Court.

The organized ring targeted social clubs in seven western Pennsylvania counties.

According to court documents, Pennsylvania State Police Troop C filed criminal charges against 28-year-old Bryan Joseph Delandro, of Pittsburgh; 42-year-old Gary James Nau, of Homestead; and 39-year-old Christopher James Sullivan, of Munhall.

On May 3, President Judge John Foradora sentenced Delandro to seven years probation. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $58,212.90 to the clubs and insurance companies that were affected by the crimes.

Nau pleaded guilty to several charges that includes corrupt organizations, conspiracy, dealing in proceeds of an unlawful activity, burglary and theft by unlawful taking.

Foradora sentenced Nau on April 5 to eight to 20 years on the corrupt organizations, dealing in proceeds of an unlawful activity, and conspiracy; three to 10 years on the burglary charges. Those sentences will be served concurrently.

He was also ordered to serve one to five years for theft by unlawful taking to be served consecutive to the burglary sentence, and he is to have no contact with the victims.

Nau was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $137,045.24 to the clubs and insurance companies that were affected by the crimes.

Foradora sentenced Sullivan to serve six to 19 years for corrupt organizations, conspiracy, dealing in proceeds of an unlawful activity; three to 10 years on the burglary charges to be served concurrently.

He was also ordered to serve one to five years for theft by unlawful taking to be served consecutive to the burglary sentence.

Sullivan was ordered to pay fines and restitution in the amount of $137,045.24 to the clubs and insurance companies that were victims of his crimes.

Details of the case:

The investigation by PSP Troop C revealed that between September and December of 2015, Delandro, Nau, and Sullivan committed or attempted 15 burglaries at American Legions; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Moose clubs; Eagles club; and volunteer fire department social clubs in Armstrong, Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Jefferson, Mercer, and Westmoreland Counties.

The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Forensic Services conducted extensive analysis on DNA, latent prints, and trace evidence to tie the three defendants to the burglaries. Cell phone records, cell tower records, and video surveillance were also analyzed.

According to a criminal complaint, Delandro, Nau, and Sullivan “entered 14 social clubs in six counties between September 9, 2015, and December 1, 2015, with the intent of committing the crime of theft.”

The three suspects “were involved in approximately 15 burglaries and attempted burglaries in seven counties,” the complaint states.

The criminal complaint indicates the case involves “racketeering activity.”


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