States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|July 19, 2010||
HARTFORD WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FAILURE TO SURRENDER CHARGE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that QUIANA MAYO, also known as “Shakira Acevedo” and “April Knight,” 34, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to one count of failure to surrender for service of her sentence.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 16, 2009, Judge Droney sentenced MAYO, who had previously pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud, to 18 months of imprisonment for her involvement in a scheme to cash counterfeit checks at various Connecticut bank branches. On the date of her sentencing, Judge Droney ordered MAYO to surrender for service of her sentence on December 2, 2009. However, MAYO failed to do so. On March 27, 2010, MAYO was arrested by the Enfield Police Department for shoplifting and related offenses.
MAYO is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Droney for her failure to surrender on September 7, 2010, at which time she faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000. The sentence imposed must be consecutive to the 18-month sentence that MAYO is presently serving.
This case has been investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Enfield Police Department. The bank fraud matter was investigated by the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward Chang.
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