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Executive of Stamford Company Charged with Insider Trading

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that DENNIS W.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Gang-Related Narcotics Trafficking

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MICHAEL MORRISON, also known as 26, of Hartford, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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New Hartford Woman Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud and Structuring Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on January 22, 2016, ANDREA M.

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Norwalk Accountant Sentenced to More Than Eight Years in Federal Prison for Running Ponzi Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAMES E. NEILSEN, 55, of Norwalk was sentenced today by U.

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Coventry Man Admits Role in Steroid Distribution Conspiracy

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOHN KOCH, 49, of Coventry, pleaded guilty today before U.

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Citizen of China Pleads Guilty to Trafficking in Counterfeit Computer Chips

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Daofu Zhang, 40, of Shenzen, China, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to conspiring to sell counterfeits of sophisticated integrated circuits to a purchaser in the United States.

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Former New Canaan Resident Admits Defrauding Investors

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that JOHN B. JEFFREY, also known as TUCKER JEFFREY, 48, formerly of New Canaan, Conn.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Gang-Related Narcotics Trafficking

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KYRIN-ROBERT JACKSON, also known as 25, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Former Executive of Stamford Company Admits Insider Trading

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that DENNIS W.

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Hartford Man Found with More Than a Kilo of Heroin Pleads Guilty

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that YOANNI SUAREZ, also known as 39, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today before U.

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Rhode Island Man Charged with Robbing Westbrook Bank

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on March 3, 2016, a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment charging ROBERT CHADRONET, 38, of Rumford, R.

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Glastonbury Man Admits Embezzling $200K from New Jersey Manufacturer of Health Care Supplements

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CRAIG LARSEN, 53, of Glastonbury, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty yesterday before U.

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Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to More Than 14 Years in Federal Prison for Kidnapping, Jewelry Store Robbery

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KASAM HENNIX, 42, of Easton, Pa. , was sentenced today by U.

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Shelton Man Involved in Steroid Manufacturing and Distribution Conspiracy is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MARK BERTANZA, 34, of Shelton, was sentenced today by U.

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New York Man Receives Federal Prison Time for Extortion Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ERNEST SYKU, 45, of the Bronx, N.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JASON WATSON, 28, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Two California Residents Admit Participating in Mortgage Loan Modification Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MEHDI MOAREFIAN, a. k. a. 36, and DANIEL SHIAU, a.

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Armed Heroin Trafficker Sentenced to More Than Seven Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MIGUEL DIAZ, also known as 35, of Hartford, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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CEO of Venture Capital Firm Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that JOSEPH McANDREW, 74, of Pawcatuck, pleaded guilty today before U.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Gang-Related Narcotics Trafficking

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TAFARIE GREEN, also known as 26, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Hamden Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Gun Possession

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHRISTOPHER DUNCAN, also known as 31, of Hamden, was sentenced today by U.

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New York Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Federal Prison for Selling Jewelry Stolen from Connecticut Home

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MIGUEL MEAD, 33, of Schenectady, N.

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Seven California Residents Charged with Operating Boiler Room Mortgage Loan Modification Scheme

New Haven, Conn A federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment charging seven California residents with conspiracy and fraud offenses stemming from an alleged scheme to defraud homeowners across the United States who were seeking mortgage loan modifications.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Gang-Related Narcotics Trafficking

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that AKEEM MANOO, a. k. a. 25, was sentenced today by U.

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New York Man Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Extortion

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that KEVAHN THORPE, 25, of Brooklyn, N.

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Stamford Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Crack

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that WAYNE ALEXANDER, also known as ).

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Middletown Man Admits Robbing Six Connecticut Banks

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MATTHEW DRAGONE, 31, of Middletown, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to one count of bank robbery and admitted that he robbed or attempted to rob a total of seven Connecticut banks last summer.

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East Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Arson, Insurance Fraud, Gambling, and Extortion Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that JOHN A.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Heroin

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that YOANNI SUAREZ, also known as 39, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Glastonbury Man Sentenced to 10 Months in Federal Prison for Structuring Financial Transactions

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that DAVID E. RAYMOND, 75, of Glastonbury, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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One Man Sentenced, Another Pleads Guilty in Steroid Manufacturing and Distribution Conspiracy

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JASON CHICKOS, 46, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.

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Wallingford Man Charged with Operating Ponzi Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an 18-count indictment yesterday charging JOSEPH A.

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Former Greenwich Resident Sentenced to Six Years in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking of Minors

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that SHEENA DUME, 23, formerly of Greenwich, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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Former Insurance Agency Owner Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Federal Prison for $2 Million Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that EARL O GARRO, JR. , 33, formerly of Marlborough, was sentenced today by U.

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Attorney Who Stole $1.8 Million from Oxford Woman’s Estate Sentenced to 45 Months in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that PETER M. CLARK, 58, of Woodbury, was sentenced today by U.

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Greenwich Man Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud Charge

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANTHONY GREEN, 39, of Greenwich, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.

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Enfield Man Sentenced to More Than Eight Years in Federal Prison for Committing Three Armed Bank Robberies

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID M. JOHNSON, 28, of Enfield, was sentenced today by U.

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East Hampton Man Pleads Guilty to Using Computer to Entice Minors to Engage in Sexual Activity

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that KEITH HAESSLY, 46, of East Hampton, pleaded guilty today before U.

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New Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CHRISTOPHER DUNCAN, also known as 30, of New Haven, pleaded guilty yesterday in New Haven federal court to one count of carrying of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Heading Gang-Related Narcotics Trafficking Ring

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MELKUAN SCOTT, also known as 25, of Hartford and Andover, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to Six Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Crack Cocaine

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that COURTNEY BYRD, also known as 32, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Connecticut Medical Equipment Company Pays $600,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

United States Attorney Deirdre M. Daly and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that J ) has entered into a civil settlement agreement with the federal and state governments in which it will pay $600,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the federal and state False Claims Acts.

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Ringleader of Mortgage Loan Modification Scheme Pleads Guilty

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ARIA MALEKI, 33, of Santa Ana, Calif.

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Former Harford Resident Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking of Minors

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that WELLINGTON BROWN, also known as 26, a Jamaican citizen formerly residing in Hartford, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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Advance Fee Fraud Scheme Operator Sentenced to More Than 17 Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that DAVID C.

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Meriden Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime Offense

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that TED HAKEY, JR.

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Detroit Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Role in Smash-and-Grab Robbery of Stamford Jewelry Store

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAJUHN GRIFFIN, 20, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced today by U.

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Third Defendant Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Loan Modification Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SERJ GEUTSSOYAN, also known as 33, of Santa Ana, Calif.

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Twenty Charged after FBI Task Force Investigation Into Hartford Drug Trafficking

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Hartford Police Chief James C.

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New Haven Man Sentenced to Prison for Bribing West Haven Housing Authority Official

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANDREW ROSS, 58, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.

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Former East Haven Zoning Official Who Solicited and Received Payments from Residents is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that FRANK BIANCUR, JR. , 41, of West Haven, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 21 Months in Federal Prison for Illegal Gun Possession

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LORENZO CARTER, 21, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.

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New York Man Sentenced to More Than Eight Years in Federal Prison for Kidnapping, Jewelry Store Robbery

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHRISTOPHER GAY, 30, of the Bronx, N.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to Five Years Prison for Gang-Related Narcotics Trafficking

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KYRIN-ROBERT JACKSON, also known as 25, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Colorado Man Charged with Enticement of a Minor

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment today charging NATHANIEL SMITH, 29, of Aurora, Colo.

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Philadelphia Man Admits Delivering Contraband to Inmates at FCI Danbury

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New Haven, today announced that DANA ERWIN TAYLOR, Jr.

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Jewett City Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Illegally Acquiring Guns and Ammunition

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRIAN FLETCHER, 35, of Jewett City, was sentenced today by U.

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Participant in Advance Fee Fraud Scheme Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that ALEXANDER D.

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Derby Man Admits Participating in Steroid and Prescription Narcotic Distribution Conspiracy

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that FRANK PECORA, 54, of Derby, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone.

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Litchfield Resident Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Multiple Fraud Conspiracies

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that that RYAN GEDDES, 44, of Litchfield, was sentenced today by U.

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New York Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison for Week-Long Armed Robbery Spree

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that FRANCIS MANIGAULT, 42, of New York, was sentenced today by U.

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Hamden Man Sentenced to 77 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Crack Cocaine

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CLAYTON CARNEY, also known as 38, of Hamden, was sentenced today by Senior U.

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Four Litchfield County Residents Charged and Arrested in String of Fraud Schemes

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and William P.

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Former Connecticut Resident Sentenced to Prison in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that GARI-MARK THOMAS, 38, of Michigan, formerly of Norwalk, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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Fairfield County Hedge Fund Executives Plead Guilty to Federal Conspiracy Offense

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.

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Florida Man Admits Stalking Connecticut Victim, Planting Bottle Bombs Containing Hydrochloric Acid

Deirdre M, Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M.

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Two Chiropractors Involved in Insurance Fraud Schemes are Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that two chiropractors convicted of charges stemming from an investigation into health care and insurance fraud were sentenced today by U.

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Florida Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Stalking, Attempting to Injure Victim with Acid-Filled Bombs

Deirdre M, Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M.

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Hartford Man Admits Role in 2010 Murder

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KERONN MILLER, also known as 24, of Hartford pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to aiding and abetting in the murder of Ian Francis of Hartford.

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Hartford Man Indicted as Part of Project Longevity Investigation

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford has returned an eight-count indictment charging KEVIN BETTS, also known as 28, of Hartford, with narcotics distribution and firearms offenses.

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Trumbull Accountant Involved in Fraud Scheme is Sentenced

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that THOMAS RAGONESE, 55, of Trumbull, was sentenced today by U.

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Branford Paralegal Sentenced to Federal Prison for Defrauding Mortgage Lenders Out of More Than $1.8 Million

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JACQUELINE POLVERARI, 47, of Branford, was sentenced today by U.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to More Than Eight Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Heroin

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANTONIO SANCHEZ, also known as 41, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Connecticut U.S. Attorney’s Office Celebrates Annual U.S. Attorney’s Awards

The United States Attorneys Office Law Enforcement Awards Ceremony this afternoon in New Haven.

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New Haven Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Crack

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RICHARD MASON, 33, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Senior U.

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New Haven Crack Dealer Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that Charles Johnson, also known as 33, of New Haven, was sentenced on Friday, May 9, by U.

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Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Loaded Firearm

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that FEDERICO CANNON, also known as 31, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.

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Former Executive Director of West Haven Housing Authority Admits Receiving $1.5 Million in Bribes

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MICHAEL SIWEK, 55, of North Haven, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.

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Indictment Charges Norwich Man with Assaulting Federal Officers at Naval Submarine Base in Groton

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment today charging GARY RAY BRUNACHE, 35, of Norwich, with assaulting two federal law enforcement officers.

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Former Executive of French Power Company Subsidiary Pleads Guilty in Connection with Foreign Bribery Scheme

WASHINGTONA former senior executive of a subsidiary of Alstom SA, the French power and transportation company, pleaded guilty today for his participation in a scheme to pay bribes to foreign government officials.

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New London Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge Related to 2012 Homicide

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, New London Police Chief Margaret Ackley and Patricia M.

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Unlicensed Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Role in Fraud Scheme, Distributing Prescription Drugs

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that FRANCISCO R.

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Former School Teacher Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Possessing and Distributing Child Pornography

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Richard Doyle, 65, formerly of Litchfield, was sentenced today by U.

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Marubeni Corporation Sentenced for Foreign Bribery Violations

WASHINGTONMarubeni Corporation, a Japanese trading company involved in the handling of products and provision of services in a broad range of sectors around the world, including power generation, was sentenced today for its participation in a scheme to pay bribes to high-ranking government officials in Indonesia to secure a lucrative power project.

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Florida Man Charged with Mailing Death Threats to Connecticut Residents

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that GARRETT SANTILLO, 35, recently residing in Hollywood, Fla.

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Two Women Plead Guilty to Participating in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that two women involved in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme have pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court.

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Wethersfield Man Charged Federally for Role in Swatting Incidents at UConn, Elsewhere

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that MATTHEW TOLLIS, 21, of Wethersfield, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with participating in a series of incidents that occurred earlier this year in Connecticut and other states.

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Venezuelan Man Arrested for Threatening Newtown Residents After School Shooting Tragedy

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that WILFRIDO A.

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Ansonia Man Charged with Making False Report of Police Brutality to the FBI

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that EDWARD MINERLY, 52, of Ansonia, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of making a false report of police brutality to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Former Connecticut Resident Charged with Attempting to Travel to China with Stolen U.S. Military Program Documents

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that YU LONG, 36, formerly of New Haven, Conn.

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New Haven Man Admits Illegally Possessing Ammunition

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that RICHARD DAVIS, also known as 20, of New Haven, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, July 30, before Senior U.

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Two Florida Men Admit Participating in Multi-Million Drug Theft from Eli Lilly Warehouse in Enfield

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that two Florida residents pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to charges related to their participation in the theft of pharmaceuticals from an Eli Lilly Company warehouse and storage facility in Enfield, Conn.

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Insurance Agency Owner Arrested, Charged with Defrauding Multiple Victims of $1.5 Million

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that EARL O GARRO, JR.

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Yale Employee Charged with Operating Kickback Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Hartford has returned a four-count indictment charging GEORGE DOBUZINSKY, 57, of Durham, with conspiracy and fraud offenses stemming from a kickback scheme he allegedly operated while employed at Yale University.

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Bridgeport Man Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearm

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOHNATHAN REYES, also known as 24, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Senior U.

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Former GMAC and Countrywide Loan Officer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Role in Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy That Caused $7 Million in Losses to Lenders

NEW HAVEN, CTA former loan officer at GMAC Mortgage and Countrywide Home Loans was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme arising from the purchases of more than 40 properties in New Haven, New Jersey U.

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Torrington Resident Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Real Estate Fraud Schemes, Obstructing Justice

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that THOMAS PROVENZANO, 48, of Torrington, was sentenced today by U.

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Hartford Crack Dealer Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TYRONE CRUMP, also known as 29, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Connecticut Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Role in $3.2 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that DOMINGOS DIAS, 44, formerly of Trumbull and currently residing in Easton, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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Four Hartford Men Indicted as Part of Project Longevity Investigation

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford has returned indictments against four Hartford residents allegedly involved in drug trafficking and associated criminal activity in the Garden Street area of Hartford known as the Chicken Coop.

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Woodbridge Man Convicted of Fraud to Serve Additional Prison Time for Violating Supervised Release

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOHN VOLOSHIN, 58, of Woodbridge, was sentenced today by U.

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Man Charged with Operating $3 Million Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that DAVID C.

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Armed Bridgeport Crack Dealer Sentenced to Six Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JONATHAN COLON, 27, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Senior U.

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New Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Crack Distribution Charge

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that AARON MOORE, also known as 29, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today before U.

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Oxford Man Admits Operating Ponzi Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROBERT E. LEE, JR. , 50, of Oxford, pleaded guilty today in Bridgeport federal court to an indictment charging him with five counts of wire fraud stemming from his operation of a Ponzi scheme.

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Painting Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Paying $800,000 in Bribes to West Haven Housing Authority Official

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that HARRY P. MICONI, 78, of West Haven, was sentenced today by U.

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Fifth Defendant in Eli Lilly Warehouse Theft Case Pleads Guilty

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that RAFAEL LOPEZ, 50, a citizen of Cuba residing in Miami, Fla.

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Trumbull Accountant Pleads Guilty to Federal Tax Charge

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut today announced that THOMAS RAGONESE, 55, of Trumbull, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.

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Waterbury Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine Stolen from the U.S. Mail

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JUSTIN HOGAN, 34, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by Senior U.

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New Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Marriage Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SYED NAQSHBAND, 33, of New Haven, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.

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Attorney Convicted of Laundering Drug Money

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal jury in New Haven has found RALPH CROZIER, 62, an attorney based in Seymour, guilty of money laundering offenses.

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Bank Teller Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Money from CD Accounts

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MICHELLE LAUDATO, 36, of Farmington, was sentenced today by U.

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Venezuelan Man Admits Making Threatening Calls to Newtown Residents After School Shooting Tragedy

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that WILFRIDO A.

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New York Woman Admits Role in Business Loan Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MARIAME ROBINSON-COWAN, 66, of Yonkers, N.

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Felon Who Sold Firearms Out of Hartford Apartment Sentenced to Six Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ERNIE NEGRONI, also known as 33, a former resident of Mansfield, Ohio, and Connecticut, was sentenced today by U.

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Former Wethersfield Resident Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Distributing Heroin

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Jose Negron, also known as 29, formerly of Wethersfield, was sentenced today by U.

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New Haven Couple Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges Stemming from Bankruptcy Fraud and Tax Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, William P. Offord, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation in New England, Patricia M.

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Member of Hartford Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANDREW MORRISON, also known as 25, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Bridgeport Police Officers Plead Guilty to Federal Civil Rights Charge

Deirdre M, Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M.

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Three Men Plead Guilty, Admit Participating in Violent Kidnapping and Jewelry Store Robbery

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that WILLIAM DAVIS, 27, of Allentown, Pa.

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Romanian Citizens Involved in Internet Phishing Scheme Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that two more Romanian citizens have been sentenced for their participation in an extensive Internet scheme.

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Doctor Who Illegally Prescribed Narcotics is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that Dr.

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Alstom Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay $772 Million Criminal Penalty to Resolve Foreign Bribery Charges

WASHINGTON Alstom S. A. (Alstom), a French power and transportation company, pleaded guilty today and agreed to pay a $772,290,000 fine to resolve charges related to a widespread scheme involving tens of millions of dollars in bribes in countries around the world, including Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Bahamas.

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New Haven Man Sentenced to 66 Months in Federal Prison for Drug Offense, Violating Supervised Release

Deirdre M. Daly, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Marvin Ogman, 37, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Chief U.

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Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

BOSTON A Cromwell, Conn. man pleaded guilty yesterday to child exploitation charges in federal court in Bridgeport. Samuel DiProto, 63, pleaded guilty before U.

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Chiropractor Sentenced to 27 Months in Federal Prison for Role in Insurance Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that MARC KIRSHNER, 49, of Stamford, was sentenced today by U.

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Member of Hartford Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that NATIVIDAD MENDEZ, also known as 38, of New Britain, was sentenced today by U.

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Florida Man Involved in $80 Million Drug Theft from Eli Lilly Warehouse in Enfield Pleads Guilty

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut today announced that Amaury Villa, 39, a citizen of Cuba last residing in Miami, Florida, pleaded guilty today before U.

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Hartford Crack Dealer Sentenced to 70 Months in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that Jerome Willingham, 32, of Hartford, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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Former USPS Employee Sentenced to 42 Months in Federal Prison for Bribery, Fraud, and Tax Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Tom Frost, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Major Fraud Investigations Division, announced that former U.

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New Haven Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROMELL BROWN, 36, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Senior U.

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One Local Child Recovered During Operation Cross Country VIII

During the past week, the New Haven Division of the FBI, along with its local and state law enforcement partners, participated in Operation Cross Country VIII, a week-long enforcement action designed to address commercial child sex trafficking throughout the United States.

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New Haven Man Admits Role in Seymour Bank Robbery

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that DANIEL HAMLETT, JR.

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Former RMBS Trader Sentenced to Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Christy Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), and Patricia M.

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New Haven Man Sentenced to 33 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Loaded Firearm

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TYISHOUN MATHENEY, 20, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Senior U.

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Two Bridgeport Men Admit Roles in Robbery Spree

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that LANCELOT SUPERSAD, 19, and ANTHONY SANTIAGO, 21, both of Bridgeport, have pleaded guilty in Bridgeport federal court to conspiring to commit multiple robberies earlier this year.

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Woman Sentenced to More Than 17 Years in Prison for Producing and Distributing Child Pornography

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANGELA D. MARTIN, also known as Angela Haussmann, 30, of Wallingford, was sentenced today by Chief U.

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U.S. Postal Service Supervisor, Brother Admit Trafficking Cocaine

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that EDWARD HOGAN, 38, and his brother, JUSTIN HOGAN, 34, both of Waterbury, pleaded guilty today to federal narcotics trafficking and mail theft charges.

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U.S. Attorney Again Warns Connecticut Residents of Jury Duty Scam

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a has again been reported in Connecticut.

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Stamford Man Admits Role in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that Taimur Aurora, 40, of Stamford, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before Chief U.

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Rhode Island Woman Charged with Sex Trafficking of Minors

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced the unsealing of an indictment charging KAIEEMA GADSON, 25, or Providence, R.

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Berlin Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Running Investment Fraud Scheme, Tax Evasion

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that FRANK METE, 57, of Berlin, was sentenced today by U.

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Oxford Resident Charged with Running Ponzi Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that Robert E.

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Leader of Hartford Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced to More Than 19 Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that Angel Rosa, also known as 37, of New Britain, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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Two Men Charged with Operating Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an 11-count indictment charging DAVID C.

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Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Murder Charge

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOHNNIE JEFFERSON, also known as 24, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to his involvement in the October 2012 murder of Dawayne Cobb in Bridgeport.

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Former Hartford Police Detective Admits Stealing Nearly $30,000 in Gun Permit Fees

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that former Hartford Police Detective Tishay Johnson, 40, of Windsor, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.

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Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Two Semi-Automatic Rifles

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that Edwin Carter, 51, of Hartford, pleaded guilty yesterday before Chief U.

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New York Man Guilty of Role in Extortion Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal jury in Hartford jury has found EDWARD MEMOLI, 65, of Unadilla, N.

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Romanian Citizen Involved in Internet Phishing Scheme Sentenced to 45 Months in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that IULIAN SCHIOPU, 34, of Romania, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.

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Connecticut Investment Adviser Admits Defrauding Clients Through Cherry-Picking Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that NOAH L.

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Citizen of Morocco Admits Fabricating Refugee Application to Remain in U.S.

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that EL MEHDI SEMLALI FATHI, 26, a citizen of Morocco last residing in Bridgeport, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before Chief U.

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Monroe Man Admits Role in Rental Income Fraud Scheme

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that ANTHONY TESTO, 66, of Monroe, pleaded guilty today before U.

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Twenty-Five Charged After FBI Task Force Investigation into Hartford Gang-Related Drug Trafficking

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Hartford Police Chief James C.

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Hartford Heroin Trafficker Sentenced to More Than 13 Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Angel Rosa, also known as 43, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Physical Therapist Facing Additional Health Care Fraud and Tax Fraud Charges

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that DANIELLE FAUX, 46, of Weston, has been charged in a 54-count superseding indictment with federal health care fraud and income tax fraud offenses.

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British Nationals Who Supported Terrorism are Sentenced

NEW HAVEN, CTTwo British nationals were sentenced today in New Haven federal court for conspiring to provide and providing material support to terrorists, including the solicitation of funds, personnel, and military equipment to the Taliban, at a time when they were harboring Usama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, and allowing them to have a base of operations in Afghanistan from which they could plan terrorist attacks directed at the United States.

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Bridgeport Police Officer Charged with Federal Civil Rights Violation

Deirdre M, Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M.

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Member of Hartford Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Luis Antonio Mendez, 32, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Norwich Man Charged with Assaulting Federal Officer at Naval Submarine Base in Groton

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that GARY RAY BRUNACHE, 35, of Norwich, has been charged by criminal complaint with federal assault offenses related to an incident that occurred last night at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.

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FBI and Local Law Enforcement Host Comprehensive Incident Threat Response Exercise

The New Haven Division of the FBI, the Manchester Police Department, and the Connecticut State Police hosted a training exercise to simulate a complex attack in a public venue.

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Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Drugs, Firearm

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KARL ROYE, also known as 23, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today before Senior U.

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Two New Haven Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Gang-Related Crack Cocaine Distribution Ring

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that two New Haven men involved in a gang-related crack cocaine distribution ring were sentenced today by U.

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Newington Man Admits Operating Extensive Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that FILIPPOS MILIOS, also known as Filip Milios, 55, of Newington, pleaded guilty today before U.

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Indictment Charges Oxford Resident with Operating Ponzi Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment charging ROBERT E.

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Stamford Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Running $800,000 Fraudulent Computer Networking Parts Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CRAIG A. STANLAND, 40, of Stamford, was sentenced today by U.

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New Haven Men Involved in Gang-Related Drug Ring are Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that two New Haven men were sentenced yesterday by Senior U.

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Attorney Sentenced to 51 Months in Federal Prison for Role in Extensive Insurance Fraud Conspiracy

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that JOSEPH P.

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Middlebury Fire Chief Charged with Embezzling Funds

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that a federal grand jury sitting in New Haven has returned an indictment charging PAUL PERROTTI, 47, of Middlebury, with three counts of theft concerning programs receiving federal funds.

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Stamford Man Admits Role in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that ASM AFSARY, 41, of Stamford, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before Chief U.

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Manchester Man Sentenced to 54 Months in Federal Prison for Role in Three Armed Bank Robberies

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LEROY McCOY, 49, of Manchester, was sentenced today by U.

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Federal and State Officials Promote Telephone Hotline for Reporting Election Fraud and Voting Rights Abuses

In an effort to ensure that the November 4, 2014 elections are administered fairly in every city and town in Connecticut, Deirdre M.

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Member of Hartford Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that HECTOR QUINONES, also known as 52, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Role in Armed Robbery

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ELLIS THOMAS, also known as 30, of Hartford, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Murder Charge

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TRUMAINE HEARST, also known as 21, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to his involvement in the October 2012 murder of Dawayne Cobb in Bridgeport.

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Former Putnam Resident Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Offense

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DARRICK COLLETTE, 33, of Thompson, formerly of Putnam, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.

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New Haven Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Ammunition

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RICHARD DAVIS, also known as 21, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Senior U.

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New York Resident Admits Operating Investor Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CHARLES PRINCIPATO, 52, of Rye, N.

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Former Hartford Police Detective Who Stole Gun Permit Fees is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that former Hartford police detective TISHAY JOHNSON, 40, of Windsor, was sentenced today by U.

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FBI and Local Law Enforcement Host Comprehensive Incident Threat Response Exercise

The New Haven Division of the FBI, the Connecticut State Police, and the Trumbull Police Department hosted a training exercise to simulate a complex attack in a public venue.

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New Haven Man Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Federal Prison for Bankruptcy and Tax Fraud Schemes

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JASON SHEEHAN, 41, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.

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Hartford Man Admits Manufacturing and Distributing PCP

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a KEVIN BETTS, also known as 28, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to a federal charge stemming from his manufacture and distribution of PCP.

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Career Offender Admits Robbing Meriden Bank

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MICHAEL MASLAR, 58, of Meriden, pleaded guilty today before U.

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Jewett City Man Admits to Illegally Possessing Guns and Ammunition

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on April 2, 2015, BRIAN FLETCHER, 34, of Jewett City, pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

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Former Corrections Officer Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison in Prison for Role in Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy That Caused $7 Million in Losses to Lenders

NEW HAVEN, CTA former corrections officer was sentenced today to 28 months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme arising from the purchases of more than 50 properties in New Haven, U.

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Detroit Man Admits Role in Stamford Jewelry Store Smash-and-Grab Robbery

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRIAN MOORE, 26, of Detroit, Michigan, pleaded guilty today before U.

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Attorney Pleads Guilty to Stealing $1.8 Million from Oxford Woman’s Estate

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that PETER M. CLARK, 57, of Woodbury, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to one count of mail fraud related to his stealing more than $1.

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New Haven Man Involved in Marriage Fraud Scheme is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SYED NAQSHBAND, 33, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.

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West Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Crack Cocaine Trafficking Offense

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANTHONY SABATO, 57, of West Haven, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to trafficking crack cocaine.

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Bridgeport Man Charged with Illegal Gun Possession

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in Bridgeport returned an indictment yesterday charging LORENZO CARTER, 20, of Bridgeport, with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Two Hartford Men Charged with Murder

United States Attorney Deirdre M. Daly, Chief State s Attorney Kevin T. Kane, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Michael J.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to Prison for Manufacturing and Distributing PCP

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KEVIN BETTS, also known as 28, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Trumbull Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that MOHAMMED N.

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Former Controller of Greenwich Hedge Fund Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Embezzling More Than $9 Million

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on April 24, 2015, LAWRENCE J.

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Property Manager and Real Estate Agent Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Role in Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy That Caused $7 Million in Losses to Lenders

NEW HAVEN, CTA property manager and real estate agent was sentenced today to 22 months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme arising from the purchases of more than 40 properties in New Haven, New Jersey U.

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East Hampton Man Charged with Producing Child Pornography

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that KEITH HAESSLY, 45, of East Hampton, was arrested today and charged by federal criminal complaint with possession, distribution and production of child pornography.

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New York Man Sentenced to 35 Months in Prison for Role in Extortion Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that EDWARD MEMOLI, 66, of Unadilla, N.

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Two Men Charged with Engaging in Eastern Seaboard Outlet Store Burglary Spree

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on July 28, 2015, a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment charging ALIONIS PEREZ, 39, a citizen of Cuba last residing in New Jersey, and YOANDRYS CUE, 29, a citizen of Cuba last residing in Florida, with engaging in a conspiracy to burglarize outlet stores in six states between August and November 2013.

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Insurance Broker Sentenced to Three Years in Federal Prison for Stealing Millions from Aetna

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BONNEY J. HEBERT, 60, of Killington, Vermont, was sentenced today by Senior U.

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Two Men Charged with Armed Robbery of Windsor Bank

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that DAVID JOHNSON, 27, of Enfield, and ODAIN JOHNSON, 21, of Hartford, have been charged by federal criminal complaint with the armed robbery of the First Niagara Bank in Windsor on January 10, 2015.

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Bridgeport Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on May 19, DAMONT GEE, also known as 39, of Bridgeport, was sentenced by Chief U.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Armed Robbery of Bank in Windsor

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ODAIN J. JOHNSON, 22, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Florida Man Sentenced to More Than Eight Years in Prison for Multi-Million-Dollar Drug Theft

AMAURY VILLA, 40, a citizen of Cuba last residing in Miami, Florida, was sentenced today by U.

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Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Federal Prison for Heading Drug Trafficking Ring

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RONELL HANKS, also known as 25, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Chief U.

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FBI Statement on the Meriden Mosque Shooting

As a result of our ongoing investigation, we believe that this was an isolated incident and there is no outstanding threat to the community associated with the shooting.

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Bridgeport Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MOYAN FORBES, 23, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Chief U.

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Former Bristol Resident Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Operating $1.8 Million Investment Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that STEPHEN GOODRICH, 57, of Rocky Hill, was sentenced today by U.

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Morris Resident to Serve Federal Prison Time for Involvement in Insurance Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on December 18, DUSTIN WHITTEN, 32, of Morris, was sentenced by U.

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Former Owner of Insurance Brokerage Agency Pleads Guilty to Stealing $10 Million from Aetna

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BONNEY J. HEBERT, 59, of Killington, Vermont, waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before Senior U.

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Wethersfield Man Sentenced to Prison Term for Involvement in Multiple Swatting Incidents

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MATTHEW TOLLIS, 22, of Wethersfield, was sentenced today by Chief U.

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New Haven Man Admits Paying Nearly $350,000 in Bribes to West Haven Housing Authority Official

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANDREW ROSS, 58, of New Haven, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.

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East Hampton Woman Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Prison in Real Estate Appraisal Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANN HILS, 55, of East Hampton, was sentenced today by U.

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Indictment Charges West Haven and Hartford Residents with Narcotics, Firearm Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an 11-count indictment today charging ANTHONY SABATO, 57, of West Haven, and MIGUEL JOEL ROMAN, 25, of Hartford, with narcotics trafficking offenses.

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Tennessee Resident Charged with Defrauding Contributors to Sandy Hook-Related Charity

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut and Kevin J. Kline, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment charging ROBERT TERRY BRUCE, 34, of Nashville, Tennessee, with defrauding contributors to an organization he established after the December 14, 2012 school shootings in Newtown.

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East Hartford Resident Charged with Setting Fire to Middletown Restaurant to Collect Insurance Proceeds

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Hartford has returned an indictment charging JOHN A.

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Hartford Man Charged with Gang-Related Murder

United States Attorney Deirdre M. Daly and Chief State s Attorney Kevin T. Kane today announced that ARTHU. S. ANLEY, also known as 26, has been indicted for the July 15, 2011 murder of Keith Washington, 23, of Windsor.

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Attorney Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Laundering Drug Money

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RALPH CROZIER, 63, was sentenced today by Chief U.

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Connecticut Investment Adviser Sentenced to 40 Months in Federal Prison in Cherry-Picking Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that NOAH L. MYERS, 43, of Lyme, was sentenced today by U.

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Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LORENZO CARTER, 20, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Torrington Man Charged with Child Pornography Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that TIMOTHY J.

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Former Controller of Greenwich Hedge Fund Admits Embezzling More Than $9 Million

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that LAWRENCE J.

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Career Offender Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Federal Prison for Robbing Meriden Bank

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MICHAEL MASLAR, 59, of Meriden, was sentenced today by U.

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Oxford Man Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Stealing $1.1 Million Through Ponzi Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROBERT E. LEE, JR. , 51, of Oxford, was sentenced today by U.

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Former Connecticut Resident Sentenced to More Than Eight Years in Prison for Attempting to Send U.S. Military Technology to Iran

WASHINGTONMozaffar Khazaee, 61, formerly of Manchester, Connecticut, was sentenced today to 97 months in prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine by U.

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Litchfield Resident Pleads Guilty to Multiple Fraud Conspiracies

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia Ferrick, Special Agent In Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and William Offord, Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigation announced that RYAN GEDDES, 43, of Litchfield, pleaded guilty today before U.

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Ridgefield Physician Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID LESTER JOHNSTON, 46, of Ridgefield, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to committing health care fraud.

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Shelton Man Admits Role in Steroid Manufacturing and Distribution Conspiracy

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MARK BERTANZA, 34, of Shelton, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids.

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Former State Fraud Enforcement Official Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud Charge

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LYNWOOD PATRICK, JR. , 39, of East Hartford, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.

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Venezuelan Man Who Made Threatening Calls to Newtown Residents is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that WILFRIDO A.

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Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Murder

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JIMEL FRANK, also known as 28, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today before U.

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New Haven-Area Men Charged with Distributing Heroin and Crack

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on October 20, 2015, a federal grand jury in New Haven returned a superseding indictment charging the following individuals with federal narcotics offenses:.

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Enfield Man Admits Committing Three Armed Bank Robberies

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that DAVID M.

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Bloomfield Man Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison for Role in Three Armed Bank Robberies

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MICHAEL MORRIS, 60, of Bloomfield, was sentenced today by U.

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West Haven and Hartford Residents Charged with Narcotics and Firearm Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ANTHONY SABATO, 57, of West Haven, and MIGUEL JOEL ROMAN, 25, of Hartford, were arrested yesterday on federal narcotics and firearm offenses.

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Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to More Than 14 Years in Prison for Kidnapping, Jewelry Store Robbery

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that WILLIAM DAVIS, 27, of Allentown, Pa. , was sentenced today by U.

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Owner of Connecticut Media Agency That Advertised Mortgage Assistance Pleads Guilty to False Advertising Charge

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MATTHEW GOLDREICH, 46, of East Lyme, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to a false advertising offense stemming from his production and dissemination of false advertisements for mortgage modification services.

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Insurance Agency Owner Convicted of Stealing More Than $1.7 Million in Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that a federal jury in Hartford today found EARL O GARRO, JR.

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Owner of CT Media Agency Who Falsely Advertised Mortgage Modification Services is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MATTHEW GOLDREICH, 46, of East Lyme, was sentenced today by Chief U.

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APRN Admits Receiving Kickbacks from Drug Company for Prescribing Pain Medication

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that HEATHER ALFONSO, 42, of Middlebury, waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.

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Investigation into July 4th Blast and Homicide Leads to Federal Charges Against Three West Haven Residents

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that three West Haven residents have been charged with federal offenses as a result of an investigation of an explosion and homicide that occurred in Hamden on July 4, 2015.

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Montville Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that JASON SCOTT, 37, of Montville, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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Three Individuals Charged with Defrauding Banks and USDA Export Financing Program

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on February 20, 2015, a federal grand jury in New Haven returned a 23-count indictment charging BRETT C.

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Ansonia Man Who Made False Report of Police Brutality to the FBI is Sentenced

EDWARD MINERLY, 52, of Ansonia, was sentenced today by Senior U.

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Federal Law Enforcement Authorities Announce Formation of Task Force to Fight Public Corruption

United States Attorney Deirdre M. Daly and representatives from five federal law enforcement agencies today announced the formation of the Connecticut Public Corruption Task Force to investigate corrupt public officials, the misuse of public funds and related criminal activity.

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Manchester Man Charged with Firearm Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROBERT GENTILE, 78, of Manchester, was arrested today and charged by federal criminal complaint with firearm offenses.

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Bridgeport Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Ring

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that OMAR BAHAMONDE, also known as 30, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Chief U.

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Norwalk Man Charged with Orchestrating Investment Fraud Scam

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAMES E. NEILSEN, 55, of Norwalk, was arrested today on a criminal complaint charging him with defrauding individual investors out of more than $400,000.

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Ridgefield Physician Sentenced to Prison on Health Care Fraud Charges, Pays $270,000 in False Claims Act Settlement

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID LESTER JOHNSTON, 46, of Ridgefield, was sentenced today by U.

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Former West Hartford Attorney Sentenced to Prison for Role in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that GABRIEL SERRANO, 49, of West Hartford, was sentenced today by Judge Alvin W.

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Federal Jury Finds Man Guilty of Causing Arson Death of Branford Woman in 2006

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Chief State s Attorney Kevin T. Kane, Patricia M.

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Middlebury Fire Chief Convicted of Embezzling Funds

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that a federal jury in New Haven today found PAUL PERROTTI, 47, of Middlebury, guilty of embezzling funds while serving as the Fire Chief of the Town of Middlebury.

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Manchester Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Heroin

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSE COLON, also known as 50, of Manchester, was sentenced today by U.

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Former Chief of Staff to House Republican Minority Leader Admits Profiting by Steering Campaign Business

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that GEORGE GALLO, 46, of East Hampton, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.

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New Haven Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Committing Arson That Killed Three in Fair Haven

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that HECTOR NATAL, also known as 29, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to Prison for Gang-Related Narcotics Trafficking

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JERROD HALL, also known as 22, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Danbury Man Convicted of Defrauding Investors

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal jury in New Haven today found IAN PARKER BICK, 20, of Danbury, guilty of fraud and money laundering offenses stemming from his operation of Ponzi scheme.

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Watertown Man to Serve Prison Time for Role in Bank Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JASON CALABRESE, 44, of Watertown, was sentenced today by U.

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Hartford Man Admits Armed Robbery of Windsor Bank

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ODAIN J. JOHNSON, 22, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to committing the armed robbery of the First Niagara Bank in Windsor in January.

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Bridgeport Man Charged with Illegally Possessing Firearms

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Colonel Brian F.

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Two Men Convicted of Operating Multi-Million-Dollar Advance Fee Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that on September 29, 2015, a federal jury in New Haven found DAVID C.

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Former Chief of Staff to House GOP Minority Leader Sentenced to Prison for Profiting by Steering Campaign Business

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that GEORGE GALLO, 47, of East Hampton, was sentenced today by U.

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Sherman Man Involved in Steroid Manufacturing and Distribution Ring is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MICHAEL D. MASE, 32, of Sherman, was sentenced today by U.

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U.S. Service Member Charged with Illegal Retention of Photos Taken Inside Nuclear Sub, Obstructing Justice

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in Bridgeport returned an indictment yesterday charging KRISTIAN SAUCIER, 28, of Arlington, Vermont, with unlawfully retaining photos taken inside restricted areas of a nuclear attack submarine, and obstructing the investigation of this matter.

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Seven New Haven-Area Men Charged After FBI Task Force Investigation Into Heroin and Crack Distribution

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that on June 24, 2015, a grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment charging the following individuals with federal narcotics offenses:.

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Two Former Bridgeport Police Officers Sentenced to Prison for Using Unreasonable Force During Arrest

Deirdre M, Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that two former Bridgeport Police officers were sentenced today in Bridgeport federal court for violating an individuals civil rights by using unreasonable force during the course of an arrest.

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Indictment Charges Three Former Nomura RMBS Traders with Multiple Fraud and Conspiracy Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Christy Goldsmith Romero, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, Patricia M.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Prison for Gang-Related Narcotics Trafficking

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that RAYMOND RIVERA, also known as 25, of Hartford, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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Staten Island Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Tax Charge Related to Illegal Gambling

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SALVATORE FERRAIOLI, 33, of Staten Island, New York, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to a federal tax charge stemming from his involvement in an illegal sports gambling operation.

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Ambulance Companies Pay $595,000 to Settle Allegations of Medically Unnecessary Ambulance Transportation

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that EFK OF CONNECTICUT, INC. , d/b/a NELSON AMBULANCE SERVICE, located in North Haven, and SKMP ENTERPRISES, INC.

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Man Who Paid $290,000 in Bribes to Former West Haven Housing Authority Executive is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CEASAR ANQUILLARE, 88, of Orange, was sentenced today by U.

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Thompson Resident Sentenced to Prison for Trading Child Pornography Over the Internet

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that that DARRICK COLLETTE, 34, of Thompson, formerly of Putnam, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Michael P.

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East Haddam Man Involved in Fraud Scheme Sentenced to 20 Months in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JASON TORRANCE, 44, of East Haddam, was sentenced today by U.

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New York Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking of Minors

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that a jury in Hartford has found EDWARD THOMAS, also known as 40, of New York, guilty of the sex trafficking of minors.

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Federal, State, and Local Authorities Announce Formation of Task Force to Fight Human Trafficking

United States Attorney Deirdre M. Daly, representatives from federal, state and local law enforcement, and social service agencies today announced the formation of the Connecticut Human Trafficking Task Force to combat commercial sexual and labor exploitation in Connecticut.

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DEA Task Force Investigation Dismantles New Haven Heroin Distribution Ring

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, announced that 18 New Haven residents were arrested today on federal heroin distribution charges.

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FBI Searches for Serial Bank Robber

The FBI is asking for the publics help in identifying a serial bank robber who has robbed seven banks in Connecticut in the last month.

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Former East Haven Zoning Official Admits Pocketing Payments from Residents

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that FRANK BIANCUR, JR. , 41, of West Haven, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.

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Government Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against American Access Care Holdings, LLC for $3.5 Million

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Philip Coyne, Special Agent in Charge of the U.

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Former New Haven Resident Pleads Guilty to Armed Bank Robbery

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that DANIEL HAMLETT, SR. , 53, formerly of New Haven, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.

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Danbury Man Charged with Running Ponzi Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury sitting in New Haven has returned a 15-count indictment charging IAN PARKER BICK, 19, of Danbury, with fraud, money laundering and false statement offenses stemming from his alleged operation of Ponzi scheme.

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Danbury Resident Admits Stealing Nearly 300,000 from Investors in Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ALEXANDER BERGEN, 22 of Danbury, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to stealing approximately $300,000 from individuals who invested in his Internet business.

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Meriden Man Who Allegedly Fired Shots into Mosque Charged with Federal Hate Crime Offense

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that TED HAKEY, JR.

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Leader of Grape Street Crips in New Haven Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that DONALD OGMAN, also known as 33, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Senior U.

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Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 28 Years in Federal Prison for Murder

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TRUMAINE HEARST, also known as 21, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.

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Career Criminal Sentenced to More Than 13 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Crack Cocaine

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANTHONY SABATO, 57, of West Haven, was sentenced today by U.

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New Haven Man Sentenced to More Than 14 Years for Attempting to Cover-Up Son’s Arson That Killed Three

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that HECTOR MORALES, 51, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.

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Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Crack Cocaine Distribution Charges

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that COURTNEY BYRD, also known as 31, of Hartford, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.

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Former Newtown Police Sergeant Admits Heading Steroid Manufacturing and Distribution Conspiracy

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that STEVEN SANTUCCI, 39, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids and one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to Prison for Crack Cocaine Trafficking Offense

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAMIE COLEMAN, also known as 24, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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RBS Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Multi-Million-Dollar Securities Fraud

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Christy Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), and Patricia M.

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Dentist Involved in Medicaid Fraud Scheme Pleads Guilty

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MEHRAN ZAMANI, DDS, 50, of Pound Ridge, N.

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Easton Police Commissioner Charged in Federal Steroid and Prescription Narcotic Distribution Investigation

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RAYMOND J. MARTIN, 48, of Easton, was arrested today in connection with a federal steroid and prescription narcotic distribution investigation.

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Sherman Man Admits Role in Steroid Manufacturing and Distribution Conspiracy

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MICHAEL D. MASE, 32, of Sherman, pleaded guilty yesterday in Hartford federal court to one count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids.

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Bridgeport Man Admits Participating in Steroid Manufacturing and Distribution Conspiracy

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JASON CHICKOS, 46, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids.

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Former State Fraud Enforcement Official Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LYNWOOD PATRICK, JR. , 40, of East Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Hedge Fund Executive Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Fraud Scheme

BART GUTEKUNST, 63, of Weston, and a former managing partner and principal of New Stream Capital, LLC, a Ridgefield-based hedge fund, was sentenced today by Chief U.

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Third Detroit Resident Admits Role in Stamford Jewelry Store Smash-and-Grab Robbery

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAJUHN GRIFFIN, 26, of Detroit, Michigan, pleaded guilty today before U.

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Detroit Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Role in Smash-and-Grab Robbery of Stamford Jewelry Store

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRIAN MOORE, 26, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced today by U.

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FBI Director and NAACP Chairman to Speak at Building Bridges Conference in New Haven

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that FBI Director James Comey and NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock will visit New Haven on Monday to speak at Building Bridges: The Community and Law Enforcement, a one-day event aimed at strengthening the relationship between law enforcement and the African American Community.

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Florida Man Admits Mailing Death Threats to Connecticut Residents

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that GARRETT SANTILLO, 35, last residing in Hollywood, Fla.

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Connecticut Insulation Contractor Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Operating Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that EDWARD PETRUCCI, 58, of Orange, was sentenced today by Senior U.

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Hedge Fund CFO Sentenced to Prison in Fraud Scheme

RICHARD PEREIRA, 43, the former chief financial officer of New Stream Capital, LLC, a Ridgefield-based hedge fund, was sentenced today by Chief U.

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Two Men Involved in Hartford Gang-Related Narcotics Trafficking are Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that two men involved in gang-related narcotics trafficking in Hartford were sentenced yesterday by U.

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Stamford Attorney Sentenced to Prison for Role in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut today announced that CHRISTOPHER BRECCIANO, 37, of Stamford, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.

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Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 62 Months in Prison for Possessing Stolen Gun, Violating Supervised Release

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on Friday, January 30, RAHSHIM CARTER, also known as 26, of Bridgeport, was sentenced by U.

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Federal Jury Finds Hartford Man Guilty of Crack Cocaine Trafficking Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that, on May 18, a federal jury in Bridgeport found TYSHAWN McDADE, also known as 30, of Hartford, guilty of crack cocaine trafficking offenses.

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More Than Two Dozen Charged After FBI Task Force Investigation into Hartford Drug and Gun Trafficking

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Hartford Police Chief James C.

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Former Plymouth Finance Director Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Embezzling More Than $800,000

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID J. BERTNAGEL, 41, of Thomaston, was sentenced today by U.

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East Haven Resident Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Federal Prison for Operating Investment Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOHN D AURIA, 41, of East Haven, was sentenced today by U.

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New York Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Operating Investor Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CHARLES PRINCIPATO, 53, of Rye, N.

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Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Federal Prison for Murder

JOHNNIE JEFFERSON, also known as 24, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.

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Men Involved in Fraud Scheme are Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that two men were sentenced today by U.

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Florida Man Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Prison for Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Drug Theft

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that YOSMANY NUNEZ, also known as 42, of Southwest Ranches, Fla.

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State Fraud Enforcement Official Arrested, Charged with Wire Fraud

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LYNWOOD PATRICK, JR. , 39, of East Hartford, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with wire fraud in connection with his submission of a fraudulent application for a personal mortgage modification.

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New York Woman Who Assisted Ponzi Schemer is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CHRISTINE HERNANDEZ, 43, of Yonkers, N.

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New Hartford Woman Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud and Structuring Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ANDREA M. DOBROZENSKY, 62, of New Harford, pleaded guilty yesterday in New Haven federal court to tax and structuring offenses.

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Indictment Charges Bridgeport Man with Illegal Possession of Firearms

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Colonel Brian F.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Gang-Related Narcotics Trafficking

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TYSHAWN McDADE, also known as 30, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Three Chinese Nationals Arrested in Scheme to Steal and Illegally Export Military-Grade Semiconductors

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that three Chinese nationals have been arrested on federal criminal complaints in connection with a scheme to obtain and illegally export sophisticated semiconductors stolen from the U.

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Former FCI Danbury Employee Sentenced to Prison for Participating in Bribery Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that KISHA PERKINS, 43, of Waterbury, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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Hartford Heroin Trafficker Sentenced to 46 Months in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHRISTOPHER CARDONA, also known as 30, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Former Plymouth Finance Director Pleads Guilty to Federal Theft and Tax Charges

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID J. BERTNAGEL, 41, of Thomaston, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today in Bridgeport federal court to theft and tax charges stemming from his embezzlement of more than $800,000 from the Town of Plymouth.

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Alstom Sentenced to Pay $772 Million Criminal Fine to Resolve Foreign Bribery Charges

WASHINGTON Alstom S. A. , a French power and transportation company, was sentenced today to pay a $772,290,000 fine to resolve criminal charges related to a widespread corruption scheme involving at least $75 million in secret bribes paid to government officials in countries around the world, including Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the Bahamas and Taiwan.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Role in Crack Cocaine Distribution Ring

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MORRIS CARTER, JR. , also known as 46, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Connecticut Hedge Fund Adviser Sentenced to 13 Years in Federal Prison for Running Massive Ponzi Scheme

FRANCISCO ILLARRAMENDI, 45, formerly of New Canaan, was sentenced today by U.

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New York Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Extortion Charge

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that ERNEST SYKU, 44, of the Bronx, N.

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New York Woman Who Assisted Ponzi Schemer is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CHRISTINE HERNANDEZ, 43, of Yonkers, N.

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Glastonbury Man Pleads Guilty to Structuring Financial Transactions

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID E. RAYMOND, 74, of Glastonbury, pleaded guilty today before U.

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Bank Employee Sentenced to Federal Prison for Embezzling More Than $450,000

Deirdre M, Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MARIA ROSA ESTEVES, 41, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.

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Indictment Charges Five West Haven Residents After Investigation into July 4th Blast and Homicide

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that a grand jury in Bridgeport returned an indictment yesterday charging five West Haven residents with federal offenses stemming from an investigation of an explosion and homicide that occurred in Hamden on July 4, 2015.

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Former Plymouth Finance Director Arrested, Charged with Embezzling More Than $800k

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID J. BERTNAGEL, 41, of Thomaston, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with embezzling more than $800,000 from the Town of Plymouth.

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Former Connecticut Resident Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Send Sensitive Military Documents to Iran

Mozaffar Khazaee pleaded guilty to violating the Arms Export Control Act in connection with his efforts to send to Iran sensitive, proprietary, trade secret and export controlled material relating to military jet engines for the U.S. Air Force’s F35 Joint Strike Fighter program and the F-22 Raptor program, which he had stolen from defense contractors where he had previously been employed.

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Madison Gallery Owner Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Selling Fraudulent Artwork

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID J. CRESPO, 60, of Guilford, was sentenced today by Senior U.

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Two Connecticut Men Plead Guilty to Defrauding Employers

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that JASON TORRANCE, 43, of East Haddam, and ADAM MEYERS, 43, of Southbury, pleaded guilty on February 23 in Bridgeport federal court to engaging in a fraud scheme against their respective employers.

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Former FCI Danbury Employee Admits Role in Bribery Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that KISHA PERKINS, 43, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.

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New York Man Sentenced to More Than 17 Years in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking of Minors

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that that EDWARD THOMAS, also known as 41, of New York, was sentenced today by U.

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RBS Trader Admits Defrauding Customers in Multi-Million-Dollar Securities Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Christy Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), and Patricia M.

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Florida Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Drug Theft

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that ALEXANDER MARQUEZ, 41, of Hialeah, Fla.

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Watertown Resident Pleads Guilty to Role in Bank Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia Ferrick, Special Agent In Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and William Offord, Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigation announced that JASON CALABRESE, 43, of Watertown, pleaded guilty today before U.

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Norwalk Man Admits Running Ponzi Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAMES E. NEILSEN, 55, of Norwalk, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of wire fraud stemming from his operation of a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of more than $1.

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Two Bridgeport Men Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking Heroin

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that two Bridgeport men have been sentenced for trafficking heroin.

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Suspect in Multiple Bank Robberies Arrested

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that MATTHEW DRAGONE, 31, of Middletown, has been charged by federal criminal complaint with the robbery of the Liberty Bank in Durham earlier this month.

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Attorney Charged with Stealing $1.8 Million from Oxford Woman’s Estate

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that PETER M. CLARK, 57, of Woodbury, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with stealing more than $1.

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Fairfield County Hedge Fund Executive Sentenced to 33 Months in Federal Prison for Fraud Scheme

DAVID BRYSON, 46, a former managing partner and principal of New Stream Capital, LLC, a Ridgefield-based hedge fund, was sentenced today by Chief U.

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Shelton Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JERMAINE BUCHANAN, also known as 20, of Shelton, was sentenced today by Chief U.

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Former Navy Serviceman Stationed in Connecticut Charged with Child Exploitation Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury sitting in New Haven has returned an indictment charging ADAM M.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearm

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSE SERRANO, 30, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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East Haven Zoning Official Charged with Extorting Resident

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that FRANK BIANCUR, JR.

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East Haven Resident Admits Operating $2 Million Investment Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that JOHN D AURIA, 41, of East Haven, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty yesterday before U.

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Eight Arrested on Federal Steroid and Prescription Narcotic Distribution Charges

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on April 29 and 30, the FBI, DEA, and HSI, working with the support of the U.

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Stamford Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Role in Fairfield County Mortgage Fraud Scheme

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that ASM AFSARY, 42, of Stamford, was sentenced today by Chief U.

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Newington Man Sentenced to More Than Eight Years in Prison for Orchestrating Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that FILIPPOS MILIOS, also known as Filip Milios, 56, of Newington, was sentenced today by U.

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Three More Charged in Federal Steroid and Prescription Narcotic Distribution Investigation

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned a superseding indictment charging 11 individuals with steroid and prescription pill distribution offenses.

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Wethersfield Man Admits Participating in Multiple Swatting Incidents

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MATTHEW TOLLIS, 22, of Wethersfield, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to participating in a series of incidents that occurred in Connecticut and other states in 2014.

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Bankruptcy Attorney Charged with Embezzling Funds

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that PETER RESSLER, 68, of Woodbridge, was charged today by federal criminal complaint with embezzlement of debtor s funds.

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Hartford Man Guilty of Witness Tampering Offenses Related to 2010 Murder, Planning of Second Murder

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal jury in Hartford today found DOMINIQUE MACK, also known as 26, of Hartford, guilty of conspiring to commit witness tampering by murdering one individual and planning to murder a second individual.

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Three Connecticut Residents Charged with Cashing More Than $300,000 in Stolen Postal Money Orders

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned a 15-count indictment charging MARC ALEXANDER, 35, of Stratford and Oxford, RACHAEL ALEXANDER, also known as Rachael Vierling, 38, of Stratford and Oxford, and BERNARD HARRIS, 42, of Bridgeport, with participating in a stolen postal money order scheme.

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Owner of California Company That Offered Mortgage Assistance Pleads Guilty to False Advertising Charges

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOHN VESCERA, 60, of Dana Point, Calif.

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Now Accepting Applications for FBI/Yale Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy Program

The New Haven Field Office of the FBI and Yale University Police Department are proud to announce their groundbreaking joint effort to educate, enrich, and promote future law enforcement career paths for Connecticut youth.

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Two New Haven Men Charged with Federal Carjacking Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on April 7, 2016, a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment charging ELBERT LLORRENS, 23, and KYLE VALENTINE, 24, both of New Haven, with federal carjacking offenses.

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Credit Union Lending Manager Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $840,000

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that PAMELA MALLORY, 42, of Enfield, waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to embezzling more than $840,000 from her employer, 360 Federal Credit Union.

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Tennessee Resident Admits Defrauding Contributors to Sandy Hook-Related Charity

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that ROBERT TERRY BRUCE, 35, of Nashville, Tenn.

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Armed Heroin Trafficker Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MELVIN CASTRO, also known as 23, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Two Men Plead Guilty to Charges Stemming from Multi-State Burglary Spree

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that ALIONIS PEREZ, 40, a citizen of Cuba last residing in New Jersey, and YOANDRYS CUE, 30, a citizen of Cuba last residing in Florida, have pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to engaging in a conspiracy to burglarize outlet stores in six states between August and November 2013.

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Six Residents of Southeastern Connecticut Charged with Staging Car Accidents in Insurance Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment charging six men with fraud and conspiracy offenses for allegedly staging car accidents for the purpose of defrauding automobile insurance companies.

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Manchester Man Charged with Additional Firearm Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment today charging ROBERT V.

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Bridgeport Man Charged with Forcing Minor into Prostitution

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that a grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment charging BRANDON WILLIAMS, also known as 35, of Bridgeport, with one count of sex trafficking of a minor and one count of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion.

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New Haven Man Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Gun Possession

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ORLANDO ESTRADA, 26, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.

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U.S. Servicemember Admits to Illegally Retaining Photos Taken Inside Nuclear Sub, Impeding Investigation

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P.

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Men Charged with Armed Robberies of West Haven Post Office and Hamden Bank

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in Bridgeport returned an indictment today charging DERRICK WHITE, also known as 25, of New Haven, and HOWARD BOOKERT, 18, of Hamden, with one count of armed robbery of a postal employee.

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Seven Bridgeport Men Charged with Trafficking Heroin

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bridgeport Police Chief Armando J.

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New York Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JORDAN ANATE, also known as 25, most recently of the Bronx, N.

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East Hartford Man Sentenced to 71 Months for Arson, Insurance Fraud, Gambling, and Extortion Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOHN A. BARILE, 52, of East Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison for Gang-Related Narcotics Trafficking

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that two Hartford men who were involved in a gang-related narcotics trafficking ring were sentenced this week in New Haven federal court.

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East Hampton Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Using Computer to Entice Minors to Engage in Sexual Activity

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that KEITH HAESSLY, 46, of East Hampton, was sentenced today by U.

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Former Financial Adviser and Securities Broker Admits Stealing More Than $1.2 Million from Client

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ROBERT N. TRICARICO, 60, of Milford and formerly of Darien, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty yesterday in Hartford federal court to one count of wire fraud related to his misappropriation of more than $1.

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Meriden Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Hate Crime Offense

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that TED HAKEY, JR.

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Former State Representative Admits to Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that VICTOR CUEVAS, 52, of Bristol, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Federal Prison for Selling Crack and Heroin

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that EDGARDO TORRES, also known as 37, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.

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Two Men Charged in Connection with Hartford Soccer Stadium Project

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Joel P.

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Bridgeport Man Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison for Selling Heroin and Crack

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CEWELL SHARPE, also known as C.

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Former Navy Serviceman Pleads Guilty to Enticing Minors to Engage in Sexual Activity Over the Internet

Adam M. Simpson, a former member of the U.S. Navy who was stationed in New London, pleaded guilty to one count of enticing minors to perform sexually explicit acts during online video chats.

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Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

George Sanchez, also known as “Little G,” 22, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

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New Haven Heroin Dealer Sentenced to Prison

Roberto Torres, also known as “Tony,” 49, of New Haven, was sentenced today to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin.

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Norwich Resident Admits Role in Insurance Fraud Scheme

Carlins Calixte, 32, of Norwich, pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud stemming from his involvement in an insurance fraud scheme.

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West Haven Man Charged with Federal Gun and Drug Offenses

Rohan A. James-Dennie, Jr., 22, of West Haven was arrested on a federal criminal complaint that charges him with firearm and drug offenses.

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Citizen of China Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Trafficking in Counterfeit Computer Chips

Daofu Zhang, 40, of Shenzen, China, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for conspiring to sell counterfeits of sophisticated integrated circuits to a purchaser in the United States.

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Meriden Construction Company Pleads Guilty to Federal Tax Charge

SRC Construction, Inc., of Meriden, waived its right to indictment and pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false tax return.

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West Haven Woman Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Distributing Narcotics

Natali Martinez, 30, formerly of West Haven, was sentenced today to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing narcotics.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to More Than Seven Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Cocaine and Crack

Jose Gonzalez sentenced to 78 months in prison for distributing cocaine and crack.

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Former West Haven Housing Authority Director Sentenced to Prison for Receiving $1.5 Million in Bribes

Michael Siwek sentenced to 48 months’ imprisonment for receiving approximately $1.5 million in bribes while serving as the executive director of the West Haven Housing Authority.

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Five Arrested on Federal Charges Related to Two Large New Haven-Area Fencing Operations

Five men arrested on federal charges related to two separate, large-scale fencing operations in the New Haven area.

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Ringleader of Mortgage Loan Modification Scheme Sentenced to More Than Nine Years in Federal Prison

Aria Maleki, of Santa Ana, California, was sentenced to nine years for heading a mortgage loan modification scheme that defrauded more than 1,000 struggling U.S. homeowners.

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Stamford Man Charged for Making Online Threats

Kendall J. Sullivan, of Stamford, was charged with posting numerous statements on Metalthrone.net threatening to injure or kill certain individuals or groups.

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Bridgeport Man Admits Role in Armed Robbery Spree

Derrick Gilliam, 29, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to conspiring to commit seven armed robberies in 2014.

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Hartford Crack Dealer Sentenced to 39 Months in Federal Prison

Todd Joiner, 28, of Hartford, was sentenced to 39 months of imprisonment for distributing crack cocaine.

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Weston Man Charged with Insider Trading

Edward J. Kosinski, 68, of Weston, has been charged with insider trading.

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Jury Finds Hartford Man Guilty of Murder

A federal jury in New Haven has found Karl Roye, also known as Eagle, 25, of Hartford, guilty of committing murder.

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Norwich Resident Admits Role in Insurance Fraud Scheme

Frandy Dugue, of Norwich, Connecticut, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud stemming from his involvement in an insurance fraud scheme.

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New Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Carjacking Offense

Kyle Valentine, 25, of New Haven, pleaded guilty to a federal carjacking offense.

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Hartford Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Heroin

Francisco Sanchez-Reyes was sentenced to five years in prison for trafficking heroin.

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Derby Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Prescription Narcotics, Cocaine, and Steroids

Frank Pecora was sentenced to 37 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing prescription narcotics, cocaine and steroids.

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Enfield Woman Sentenced to 21 Months in Federal Prison for Embezzling from Credit Union

Pamela Mallory, 43, of Enfield, was sentenced to 21 months of imprisonment for embezzling more than $840,000 from her employer, 360 Federal Credit Union.

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New Jersey Resident Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Role in Multi-State Burglary Spree

Alionis Perez, 40, a citizen of Cuba last residing in New Jersey, was sentenced today to five years in prison for his role in a multi-state burglary spree.

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U.S. Servicemember Who Took Illegal Photos Inside Nuclear Sub, Impeded Investigation, Sentenced to Prison

Kristian Saucier, 29, of Arlington, Vermont, was sentenced to 12 months for illegally retaining photos taken inside a nuclear submarine and impeding the investigation of the matter.

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Ellington Woman Sentenced to Additional Prison Time for Violating Supervised Release

Patricia Baddeley Meehan was sentenced to two months of imprisonment and two additional years of supervised release for violating the terms and conditions of her supervised release.

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Bridgeport Residents Charged with Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Darryl Morris, also known as King Sincere, 32, and Neshaya Dozier, 26, both of Bridgeport, were charged with offenses related to the sex trafficking of a minor.

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Former Newtown Police Sergeant Sentenced to Prison for Manufacturing and Distributing Steroids

Steven Santucci, 40, of Waterbury, was sentenced to 16 months of imprisonment for manufacturing and distributing steroids.

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Former Greenwich Resident Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $700K in Fraud Scheme

Debra Biagi, of Fogelsville, Pennsylvania, formerly of Greenwich, admitted stealing more than $700,000 from her employer and related companies and individuals.

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Norwich Resident Admits Role in Insurance Fraud Scheme

Pierre Jeudy, of Norwich, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in connection with an insurance fraud scheme.

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Former Middlebury Fire Chief to Serve Time in Prison for Embezzling Funds

Paul Perrotti, 49, of Middlebury, was sentenced to three months of imprisonment for embezzling funds while serving as the Fire Chief.

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New York Man Involved in $2.5 Million Jewelry Theft Sentenced to 40 Months in Federal Prison

Jason Gatto was sentenced to 40 months of imprisonment for burglarizing a Connecticut residence and stealing approximately $2.5 million in jewelry.

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Two California Men Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Struggling Homeowners

Two California residents involved in an extensive mortgage loan modification scheme were sentenced to prison.

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Former Executive of Stamford Company Sentenced to Prison for Insider Trading

Dennis W. Hamilton, of Norwalk, Connecticut, was sentenced to eight months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, for insider trading.

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California Resident Sentenced to 52 Months in Federal Prison for Defrauding Struggling Homeowners

Mehdi Moarefian, also known as Michael Miller, 37, of Irvine, California, was sentenced to 52 months in prison for defrauding struggling homeowners.

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Three Hartford Men Charged with Distributing Heroin

Ronald Perez, Byron Rivera, and Marcus Tyson have been arrested and charged by criminal complaints with drug crimes.

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UConn Health Center Pays $184,984 to the Federal Government to Settle Overbilling Allegations

University of Connecticut Health Centerhas entered into a civil settlement agreement with the federal government in which it will pay $184,984 to resolve allegations that it overbilled the Medicare Program.

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Former West Haven Housing Authority Employee Admits Unlawful Receipt of Funds

John Sandella, 54, of Orange, pleaded guilty to receiving unlawful compensation while serving as an employee of the West Haven Housing Authority.

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New York Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Jordan Anate, also known as Pills and Che Pills, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor.

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Wallingford Man Admits Operating Ponzi Scheme

Joseph A. Castellano pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering offenses stemming from an investment scheme that defrauded individuals of nearly $1.5 million.

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Shelton Attorney Charged with Child Pornography Offenses

Peter G. Kruzynski was arrested on a criminal complaint charging him with production and possession of child pornography.

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Leader of New Haven Heroin Ring Pleads Guilty

Wilson Vasquez, also known as Will and Pancho, 43, of New Haven, pleaded guilty to heading a large heroin distribution ring.

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New Haven Man Admits Committing Six Bank Robberies in Connecticut and New York

Juan Cruz, 38, of New Haven, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery and admitted that he committed a total of six bank robberies.

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Physical Therapist Pleads Guilty to Obstruction and Tax Fraud Charges

Danielle Faux pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of a federal audit.

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