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March 18, 2010

Boston, MA... A Dorchester, MA, woman was charged yesterday in a federal indictment on charges in connection with theft of government funds.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Diane Hill-DeChellis, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Office of Inspector General and Police Commissioner Edward Davis of the Boston Police Department, announced that GLENDA RIVERA (“RIVERA”), 34, of Dorchester was charged in a one-count Indictment with theft of public money.

According to the Indictment, on or about October 22, 2004 through on or about June 30, 2009, RIVERA stole government funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the form of Section 8 rental subsidy benefits.

If convicted, RIVERA faces a maximum sentence of ten years imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

The case is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General and the Boston Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Antoinette E.M. Leoney in Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

The details contained in the Indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.


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