Former CU manager gets a day in prison for money laundering, bribery in public corruption case

After pleading guilty to accepting a bribe and helping public officials launder $400,000, Kevin Biederman is getting a very light sentence.

Kevin M. Biederman, a former business development manager for the $1.1 billion Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, was sentenced to just one day in prison for his role in helping Pennsylvania public officials, including an elected judge, launder money.

U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter in Philadelphia last week also ordered Biederman to serve 30 months of supervised release and pay a $2,000 fine and a $200 special assessment.

Biederman, who worked at the credit union from 2012 to 2016, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering and bank bribery in March 2018. Other felony charges against him were dropped by federal prosecutors.

Court records do not indicate why the former credit union employee received a light sentence because at least seven court filings, including Biederman’s plea deal, were sealed by the judge and prosecutors from public inspection.

 

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