States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|September 23, 2010||
HARTFORD WOMAN SENTENCED TO ADDITIONAL PRISON TIME FOR FAILING TO SURRENDER
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that QUIANA MAYO, also known as “Shakira Acevedo” and “April Knight,” 35, of Hartford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to nine months of imprisonment, followed by three months of home confinement, for failing 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 pleaded guilty to the failure to surrender charge on July 19, 2010.
The sentence imposed today will be added to the 18-month sentence that MAYO is presently serving.
Today, Judge Droney also ordered that MAYO’s appearance bond of $50,000 be forfeited.
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 was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward Chang.
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