States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|March 31, 2010||
SOUTHINGTON MAN WHO SUPPLIED FALSE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION TO CASH CHECKS IS SENTENCED
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LEO DELMARO, also known as “Leo Romano,” 53, of Southington, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to two years of probation for causing a domestic financial institution to file a Currency Transaction Report containing a material misstatement of fact. Judge Burns also ordered DELMARO to pay a fine in the amount of $5000 and to forfeit $150,000 to the government. DELMARO pleaded guilty to the offense on January 8, 2010.
Federal law requires all financial institutions to file a Currency Transaction Report (CTR) for currency transactions that exceed $10,000. According to court documents and statements made in court, between approximately June 28, 2003 and October 27, 2008, DELMARO, using the name Leo Romano and a social security number that was not assigned to him, caused a check cashing business to file approximately 130 CTRs containing those material misstatements of fact.
For example, on March 19, 2007, DELMARO used the different name and social security number when cashing checks totaling $75,113 at the check cashing business. The check cashing business then used these false statements when filing the required CTR with the Internal Revenue Service.
The $150,000 that DELMARO has forfeited was seized during the course of the investigation.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation.
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