PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania man whose company scoops up pet poop is scheduled to plead guilty to charges he flashed a fake Secret Service identification card and badge when he was pulled over by a police officer, and to get the “government rate” for a hotel room.
Fifty-three-year-old Christopher Diiorio is due in court Thursday before a federal judge in Pittsburgh.
Reserve Township police say Diiorio flashed the ID card after an officer pulled him over for a faulty brake light on July 22. Police dropped their criminal charges once federal prosecutors took over the case. The feds also charged Diiorio with using the fake badge at a hotel in June.
Diiorio and his attorney haven’t responded to repeated calls, emails and messages left with Doodle Scoopers, his Bethel Park business.