Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Convicted Robber Ordered Back to Federal Custody

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Convicted Robber Ordered Back to Federal Custody

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Mark Huellen, a criminal who posed as a surgeon complete with stethoscope, was sent back to U.S. custody Friday for violating federal probation on a bank robbery conviction.

U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti sentenced Huellen, 41, to 10 months at a halfway house and a federal marshal took him away.

The judge told him she hopes he can get the treatment he needs while in custody so he doesn't end up in federal or state court again.

In September, sheriff's deputies pulled him over on the South Side for speeding near Station Square. He told them that he was a trauma surgeon at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and that he was on his way to perform a surgery. In addition to a stethoscope, he had a fake trauma surgeon ID with his name on it. …

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