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.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to nine months of imprisonment for violating the terms and conditions of his federal supervised release. On May 17, 2012, Judge Chatigny sentenced VOLOSHIN to 33 months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release for operating multiple fraud schemes that caused losses of more than $1.5 million to individuals and lenders. As part of the schemes, VOLOSHIN forged signatures and used fabricated bank account statements, tax returns, mortgage Read More

Former Arthrocare Executives Sentenced for Orchestrating $750 Million Securities Fraud Scheme

The former chief executive officer (CEO) of ArthroCare Corporation was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison, and the former chief financial officer (CFO) was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison today for their leading roles in a $750 million securities fraud scheme.   Two other former senior vice presidents of ArthroCare were also sentenced to prison terms for their roles in the scheme.   Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Marshall L. Miller of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division and Special Agent in Charge Christopher H. Combs of the FBI’s San Antonio Read More

Florida Woman Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Role in Real Estate Investment Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Loretta Seneca, 51, of Boynton Beach, Florida, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 27 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for her role in a real estate investment scheme. Seneca was also ordered to serve the first six months of supervised release in home confinement and to perform 120 hours of community service. According to court documents and statements made in court, between approximately November 2006 and December 2007, Robert Rivernider, Robert Ponte, and Seneca engaged Read More

Former U.S. Soldier Who Sought to Join Terrorist Group Convicted and Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Craig Benedict Baxam, age 26, of Laurel, Maryland, to serve seven years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after Baxam pleaded guilty today to destroying records that might be used in a terrorism investigation. The guilty plea and sentence were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; John P. Carlin, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security; and Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “Craig Baxam traveled to Africa in order to join the Read More

President Obama Grants Commutations and Pardons

Today President Barack Obama granted clemency to 21 individuals, consisting of eight commutations and 13 pardons.   The President granted commutations to the following eight individuals: Clarence Aaron – Mobile, Ala.Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; attempt to possess cocaine with intent to distribute (Southern District of Alabama)Sentence:  Life imprisonment, five years’ supervised release (Dec. 10, 1993)Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 17, 2014  Stephanie Yvette George – Pensacola, Fla.Offense: Conspiracy Read More