MASSACHUSETTS MAN SENTENCED TO 36 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR VIOLATING CONDITIONS OF SUPERVISED RELEASE
BOSTON, Mass...A Massachusetts man was sentenced today in federal court to 36 months in prison for violating several conditions of his supervised release.
THOMAS BOUCHER, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner to 36 months in prison, to be followed by 22 months of supervised release, with the first six months of supervised release to be served at a half-way house. Judge Gertner also ordered that BOUCHER pay the remainder of the restitution he owes as a result of his original bank fraud conviction. BOUCHER pleaded guilty in the District of Rhode Island to an Information charging him with one count of bank fraud on September 11, 2007.
At the revocation hearing, the prosecutor informed the Court that BOUCHER had violated his conditions of supervised release in several ways. Starting just over a week after his release from custody in March 2011, and continuing until he was apprehended by the Iowa State Patrol in May 2011, BOUCHER, among other things, committed bank fraud, intimidated a witness, and violated an abuse prevention order. Specifically, BOUCHER wrote checks on a closed account to illegally obtain funds. In addition, BOUCHER posed as a CIA agent in numerous voicemail, email, and text messages sent to a victim and threatened that the CIA would pick the victim up if the victim did not cooperate with the CIA. During the course of this contact with the victim, which violated an abuse prevention order, BOUCHER sent a photograph to the victim in which he faked his own death.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division and Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis made the announcement today. The revocation was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan M. DiSantis of Ortiz’s Economic Crimes Unit.