Mercer County ‘investment adviser’ will be sentenced for fraud

A former investment adviser from Mercer County awaits sentencing in federal court for creating a phony company to cheat investors.

Jeffrey T. Lewis, 48, of Transfer, Pa., pleaded guilty last month in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh to charges of wire fraud and engaging in transactions involving illegally obtained property.

The government says Lewis was a licensed investment advisor from 2004 to 2009, but in 2015 created the fictitious company, Lewis Investments. Read More