States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|April 21, 2010||
FORMER WOODBRIDGE RESIDENT TO SERVE PRISON TERM FOR PROVIDING FALSE RECORDS TO FEDERAL AGENTS
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DONALD R. PERRY III, 36, formerly of Woodbridge and now residing in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to six months of imprisonment, followed by four months of home confinement and three years of supervised release. Judge Bryant also ordered PERRY to pay a fine in the amount of $30,000. On June 17, 2009, PERRY pleaded guilty to one count of alteration and fabrication of records in connection with a federal investigation.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in April 2007, PERRY knowingly altered and falsified documents that were provided to special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, and U.S. Department of Transportation, who were investigating potential criminal conduct in connection with the I-84 highway improvements near Cheshire. The falsified documents, reflecting a transaction that had never occurred, stated that on February 25, 2005, PERRY’s company, DMP Construction, LLC, sold a 1996 Mustang Compact Loader Skid Steer, to Solutions Unlimited, LLC, a company owned by Gregory Laugeni, for $9,623.75. In truth, the vehicle was not sold by DMP Construction, LLC to Solutions Unlimited, and the $9,623.75 payment was a kickback to PERRY relating to the lease of 160 Sargent Drive in New Haven on behalf of the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
On June 17, 2009, Laugeni pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of justice, admitting that he provided altered and falsified documents, including the fabricated bill of sale, to federal agents working with a federal grand jury in Hartford. On November 17, 2009, Laugeni was sentenced to five months of imprisonment followed by five months of home confinement with electronic monitoring. He also was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $30,000.
This matter was investigated by special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division, and the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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