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Connecticut News: Nora R. Dannehy Returns to U.S. Attorney’s Office

Connecticut (STL.News) – U.S. Attorney John H. Durham today announced that Nora R. Dannehy has returned to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and will serve as Counsel to the U.S. Attorney. Ms. Dannehy first joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut in 1991 and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney until April 2008 … Continue reading Connecticut News: Nora R. Dannehy Returns to U.S. Attorney’s Office

Connecticut News: Federal Employee, SCOTT PIERSON Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offense

Connecticut (STL.News) – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SCOTT PIERSON, 58, of Vernon, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of receipt of child pornography. According to court documents and statements made in court, in March 2018, the U.S. … Continue reading Connecticut News: Federal Employee, SCOTT PIERSON Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offense

Connecticut News: New London Psychiatrist and Mental Health Clinic Pay over $3.3 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Connecticut (STL.News) – United States Attorney John H. Durham, Special Agent in Charge Phillip Coyne of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, and Connecticut Attorney General William Tong today announced that DR. BASSAM AWWA and his medical practice, CONNECTICUT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ASSOCIATES, P.C. (“CBHA”) have entered into a civil … Continue reading Connecticut News: New London Psychiatrist and Mental Health Clinic Pay over $3.3 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Connecticut News: Torrington Man, SERAFINO CANINO Involved in Kickback Scheme Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Tax Evasion

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SERAFINO CANINO, 53, of Torrington, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for tax evasion. According to court documents and statements made in … Continue reading Connecticut News: Torrington Man, SERAFINO CANINO Involved in Kickback Scheme Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Tax Evasion

Connecticut News: New London Felon, QUADELL DANIELS, Admits to Trafficking Guns from Georgia to Connecticut

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that QUADELL DANIELS, 32, of New London, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to court documents and statements made in court, … Continue reading Connecticut News: New London Felon, QUADELL DANIELS, Admits to Trafficking Guns from Georgia to Connecticut

Connecticut News: Connecticut Medical Equipment Supplier Pays $467K to Settle Allegations under the False Claims Act

Connecticut – Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that Med Tech, LLC, and its owner Thomas Macre, Sr., have entered into a civil settlement agreement with the federal and state governments and have agreed to pay more than $467,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the federal and state … Continue reading Connecticut News: Connecticut Medical Equipment Supplier Pays $467K to Settle Allegations under the False Claims Act

Connecticut News: GEORGES AVRIDOR, Man Who Stole $889K from Employers Sentenced to More Than 3 Years in Federal Prison

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that GEORGES AVRIDOR, 43, a citizen of Haiti formerly residing in Greenwich and Stamford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 37 months of imprisonment for stealing more than $800,000 from his employers. According to … Continue reading Connecticut News: GEORGES AVRIDOR, Man Who Stole $889K from Employers Sentenced to More Than 3 Years in Federal Prison

Connecticut News: Nigerian National, OLUKAYODE IBRAHIM LAWAL Involved in Phishing Scheme that Targeted Connecticut Schools is Sentenced

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that OLUKAYODE IBRAHIM LAWAL, 36, a citizen of Nigeria last residing in Smyrna, Georgia, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to approximately 10 months of imprisonment, time already served, for his role in … Continue reading Connecticut News: Nigerian National, OLUKAYODE IBRAHIM LAWAL Involved in Phishing Scheme that Targeted Connecticut Schools is Sentenced

Connecticut News: Bloomfield Man, ISIAH SHIPMAN Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possessing Loaded Handgun in Hartford

Connecticut– John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ISIAH SHIPMAN, 29, of Bloomfield, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 20 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a loaded handgun. According to court documents and … Continue reading Connecticut News: Bloomfield Man, ISIAH SHIPMAN Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possessing Loaded Handgun in Hartford

Connecticut News: Southington Woman, LYDIA CABRERA Charged with Embezzling $370K in Bank Fraud Scheme

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Brian C. Turner, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that, on February 27, 2019, a federal grand jury in New Haven returned a five-count indictment alleging that LYDIA CABRERA, 36, … Continue reading Connecticut News: Southington Woman, LYDIA CABRERA Charged with Embezzling $370K in Bank Fraud Scheme

Connecticut News: Enfield Man, TYRUS PRUDE Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Boston Field Division, announced that TYRUS PRUDE, 29, of Enfield, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. According to court documents and … Continue reading Connecticut News: Enfield Man, TYRUS PRUDE Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

Connecticut News: Bridgeport Man, TIMOTHY STATON Pleads Guilty to Illegal Gun Possession

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that TIMOTHY STATON, 23, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty yesterday in Hartford federal court to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 13, 2018, Staton fled … Continue reading Connecticut News: Bridgeport Man, TIMOTHY STATON Pleads Guilty to Illegal Gun Possession

Connecticut News: East Hartford Man, ALEXANDER PEDRAZA Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ALEXANDER PEDRAZA, 28, of East Hartford, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of sex trafficking of a minor. According to court documents and statements made in court, Pedraza promoted the prostitution … Continue reading Connecticut News: East Hartford Man, ALEXANDER PEDRAZA Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Connecticut News: Mexican National, JOSE LUIS MERINO HERNANDEZ Sentenced to Prison for Reentering the U.S. after Being Deported Multiple Times

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSE LUIS MERINO HERNANDEZ, also known as “Jose Mendez,” 50, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to seven months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the U.S. after being deported. Merino Hernandez is a citizen … Continue reading Connecticut News: Mexican National, JOSE LUIS MERINO HERNANDEZ Sentenced to Prison for Reentering the U.S. after Being Deported Multiple Times

Connecticut News: New Haven Man, VINCENT JONES Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that VINCENT JONES, 50, of New Haven, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of bank robbery. According to court documents and statements made in court, Jones attempted to rob the Key … Continue reading Connecticut News: New Haven Man, VINCENT JONES Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

Connecticut News: Norwalk Man, BRANDEN HUERTAS Admits to Escaping from Waterbury Halfway House

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRANDEN HUERTAS, 37, formerly of Norwalk, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to escaping from custody. According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 22, 2018, Huertas escaped from custody … Continue reading Connecticut News: Norwalk Man, BRANDEN HUERTAS Admits to Escaping from Waterbury Halfway House

Connecticut News: Nigerian National, OLUKAYODE IBRAHIM LAWAL Pleads Guilty to Role in Phishing Scheme that Victimized Connecticut School Employees

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that OLUKAYODE IBRAHIM LAWAL, 36, a citizen of Nigeria last residing in Smyrna, Georgia, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to a conspiracy charge stemming from a scheme to obtain the personal identifying information … Continue reading Connecticut News: Nigerian National, OLUKAYODE IBRAHIM LAWAL Pleads Guilty to Role in Phishing Scheme that Victimized Connecticut School Employees

Vermont News: Connecticut Man, Anthony Mickens Sentenced to 60 Months Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs in Chittenden County and Unlawful Possession of Firearms

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Anthony Mickens (a.k.a. “K”), 26, of Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced yesterday to 60 months imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Christina Reiss, in U.S. District Court in Burlington, Vermont. Judge Reiss also sentenced Mickens to a three-year period … Continue reading Vermont News: Connecticut Man, Anthony Mickens Sentenced to 60 Months Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs in Chittenden County and Unlawful Possession of Firearms

Connecticut News: Hartford Man, CHRISTOPHER BARRETO Sentenced to 46 Months for Distributing Drugs Involved in 2 Enfield Overdose Deaths

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHRISTOPHER BARRETO, 29, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing drugs involved in two overdose deaths in Enfield in … Continue reading Connecticut News: Hartford Man, CHRISTOPHER BARRETO Sentenced to 46 Months for Distributing Drugs Involved in 2 Enfield Overdose Deaths

Connecticut News: Citizen of Honduras, RICK SANABRIA-HERNANDES Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Reentering U.S. after Being Deported

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ERICK SANABRIA-HERNANDES, 34, a citizen of Honduras last residing in Stamford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 15 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the U.S. after being deported. According to court documents … Continue reading Connecticut News: Citizen of Honduras, RICK SANABRIA-HERNANDES Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Reentering U.S. after Being Deported

Connecticut News: Prospect Man, FRANK MOSS Charged with Illegally Purchasing and Possessing 11 Firearms

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford has returned a 15-count indictment charging FRANK MOSS, 31, of Prospect, with offenses related to the illegal purchase and possession of firearms. The indictment was returned on December 4, 2018. Moss appeared today … Continue reading Connecticut News: Prospect Man, FRANK MOSS Charged with Illegally Purchasing and Possessing 11 Firearms

Connecticut News: Stratford Man, TYMON PETERSON Who Illegally Purchased Firearm at Newington Gun Store Pleads Guilty

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TYMON PETERSON, 29, of Stratford, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to one count of making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm. According to court documents and statements made in … Continue reading Connecticut News: Stratford Man, TYMON PETERSON Who Illegally Purchased Firearm at Newington Gun Store Pleads Guilty

Connecticut News: Willimantic Teen, MOHAMMADREZA KAMALI Charged with Firearms Offenses

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Boston Field Division, and Willimantic Police Chief Roberto Rosado today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford returned a superseding indictment yesterday charging MOHAMMADREZA KAMALI, also known as “Reza,” 18, of Willimantic, … Continue reading Connecticut News: Willimantic Teen, MOHAMMADREZA KAMALI Charged with Firearms Offenses

Connecticut News: CARLOS SANCHEZ. FCI Danbury Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Inmate

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Guido Modano, Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General’s New York Field Office, today announced that CARLOS SANCHEZ, 33, of Middlebury, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District … Continue reading Connecticut News: CARLOS SANCHEZ. FCI Danbury Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Inmate

Connecticut News: DIANE DALMY, Attorney Who Hid Money to Avoid Paying Restitution to Fraud Scheme Victims Receives 2 More Years in Prison

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DIANE DALMY, 63, of Denver, Colorado, was resentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for her role in a securities fraud scheme, and … Continue reading Connecticut News: DIANE DALMY, Attorney Who Hid Money to Avoid Paying Restitution to Fraud Scheme Victims Receives 2 More Years in Prison

Connecticut News: Sex Offender, ENRIQUE FAJARDO MARIN Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Reentering the U.S.

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ENRIQUE FAJARDO MARIN, 40, a citizen of Ecuador recently residing in Danbury, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 18 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the U.S. According to court documents and … Continue reading Connecticut News: Sex Offender, ENRIQUE FAJARDO MARIN Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Reentering the U.S.

Connecticut News: Hartford Man, ENRIQUE LUCIANO Who Pointed Gun at Undercover Officers Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearm Charge

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ENRIQUE LUCIANO, 31, of Hartford, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today in Bridgeport federal court to one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. According to court documents and statements made … Continue reading Connecticut News: Hartford Man, ENRIQUE LUCIANO Who Pointed Gun at Undercover Officers Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearm Charge

Connecticut News: Simsbury Man, DANIEL CARPENTER Sentenced to Prison for Multimillion Dollar Stranger-Originated Life Insurance Scheme

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DANIEL CARPENTER, 64, of Simsbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for defrauding insurance companies into issuing insurance policies on the lives … Continue reading Connecticut News: Simsbury Man, DANIEL CARPENTER Sentenced to Prison for Multimillion Dollar Stranger-Originated Life Insurance Scheme

Connecticut News: North Carolina Woman, SUSANNA KURUS Charged with Embezzling Money from Connecticut Company

Connecticut  – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment charging SUSANNA KURUS, 43, of Garner, North Carolina, with six counts of wire fraud stemming from an embezzlement scheme. The indictment was returned on November 15, 2018. Kurus … Continue reading Connecticut News: North Carolina Woman, SUSANNA KURUS Charged with Embezzling Money from Connecticut Company

Connecticut News: Guilford Contractor, MARCEL VAN WOLVELAERD Sentenced to Prison for Submitting False Claims to the U.S. Postal Service

Connecticut – John H, Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Steven Stuller, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, announced that MARCEL VAN WOLVELAERD, 63, of Guilford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to six months of imprisonment, … Continue reading Connecticut News: Guilford Contractor, MARCEL VAN WOLVELAERD Sentenced to Prison for Submitting False Claims to the U.S. Postal Service