Allegheny County Medical Examiner Dr. Cyril H. Wecht in Pittsburgh, a renowned forensic pathologist, could be named in a federal indictment as soon as today, says the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. If he is indicted, Dr. Wecht would be required to resign under terms of an agreement his attorneys signed when he became medical examiner.
The federal probe has focused on Dr. Wecht’s tenure as Allegheny County coroner, an office that was eliminated early this year. FBI agents focused on whether Dr. Wecht used coroner employees to perform personal chores, including chauffeuring him and family members to and from airports and personal appearances, and whether Dr. Wecht used county resources in the operation of his private pathology business, Cyril H. Wecht and Pathology Associates. He was appointed to the newly created post of medical examiner on Dec. 29 by county Chief Executive Dan Onorato.