John H. Durham

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Old Saybrook Man, DAVID ADAMS Who Failed to Pay $4.8 Million in Income Taxes Sentenced to 90 Months in Federal Prison

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kristina O’Connell, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation in New England, announced that DAVID ADAMS, 58, of Old Saybrook, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 90 months of imprisonment, followed by three … Continue reading Connecticut News: Old Saybrook Man, DAVID ADAMS Who Failed to Pay $4.8 Million in Income Taxes Sentenced to 90 Months in Federal Prison

Connecticut News: Hartford Man, RANDY PARKMAN Charged with Federal Offenses Stemming from Drug-Related Shooting

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Brian C. Turner, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Hartford Police Chief David Rosado, today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford has returned a four-count indictment charging RANDY PARKMAN, 41, of Hartford, with robbery and … Continue reading Connecticut News: Hartford Man, RANDY PARKMAN Charged with Federal Offenses Stemming from Drug-Related Shooting

Connecticut News: Mexican National, JOSE LUIS MERINO HERNANDEZ Pleads Guilty to Reentering the U.S. after Being Deported

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that JOSE LUIS MERINO HERNANDEZ, also known as “Jose Mendez,” 50, pleaded guilty yesterday in Hartford federal court to one count of reentry of removed alien. Merino Hernandez is a citizen of Mexico last residing in Waterbury. According to court … Continue reading Connecticut News: Mexican National, JOSE LUIS MERINO HERNANDEZ Pleads Guilty to Reentering the U.S. after Being Deported

Connecticut News: Bridgeport Man, ROCKY SAMAS Charged with Crack and Cocaine Distribution Offenses

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment yesterday charging ROCKY SAMAS, also known as “Twin,” 47, of Bridgeport, with one count of possession with intent to distribute at 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”), and … Continue reading Connecticut News: Bridgeport Man, ROCKY SAMAS Charged with Crack and Cocaine Distribution Offenses

Connecticut News: Former Norwalk Resident, MIGUEL ANGEL ARCOS-VASQUEZ 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 MIGUEL ANGEL ARCOS-VASQUEZ, also known as “Dimas Fernando Herrarte,” 27, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 12 months and one day of imprisonment for illegally reentering the U.S. after being deported. … Continue reading Connecticut News: Former Norwalk Resident, MIGUEL ANGEL ARCOS-VASQUEZ Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Reentering U.S. after Being Deported

Connecticut News: THOMAS M. MURTHA, Former Connecticut Attorney Sentenced to More Than 6 Years in Prison for Stealing Nearly $2 Million

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that THOMAS M. MURTHA, 62, of Birmingham, Michigan and formerly of Newtown, Connecticut, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 78 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for stealing nearly $2 … Continue reading Connecticut News: THOMAS M. MURTHA, Former Connecticut Attorney Sentenced to More Than 6 Years in Prison for Stealing Nearly $2 Million

Connecticut News: Former Connecticut College Employee, MICHAEL KMEC Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge Stemming from Embezzlement Schemes

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, announced that MICHAEL KMEC, 40, of Marlborough, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one … Continue reading Connecticut News: Former Connecticut College Employee, MICHAEL KMEC Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge Stemming from Embezzlement Schemes

Connecticut News: East Hartford Man, DANIEL VAZQUEZ Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Boston Field Division, and East Hartford Police Chief Scott M. Sansom announced that DANIEL VAZQUEZ, also known as “Chino,” 21, of East Hartford, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of … Continue reading Connecticut News: East Hartford Man, DANIEL VAZQUEZ Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

United States News: Five Individuals Connected with Connecticut Energy Cooperative Charged with Misusing Funds

United States – United States Attorney John H. Durham, Special Agent in Charge Brian C. Turner of the FBI’s New Haven Division, and Special Agent in Charge Kristina O’Connell of IRS Criminal Investigation in New England today announced that, on November 6, 2018, a federal grand jury in New Haven returned two indictments charging a … Continue reading United States News: Five Individuals Connected with Connecticut Energy Cooperative Charged with Misusing Funds

Connecticut News: New London Woman, ALBA LORENGIE FILOMENO-GOMEZ Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Cocaine Trafficking Ring

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ALBA LORENGIE FILOMENO-GOMEZ, 23, of New London, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for her role in a cocaine trafficking ring. … Continue reading Connecticut News: New London Woman, ALBA LORENGIE FILOMENO-GOMEZ Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Cocaine Trafficking Ring