Connecticut Man Convicted of Wire Fraud
Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Peter
DiRosa, 65, of Manchester, Connecticut, was convicted of wire fraud today following a three-
day jury trial in U.S. District Court in Portland.
According to evidence introduced at trial, in May of 2008, DiRosa and an associate
solicited $600,000 from an elderly retiree in Kennebunk. DiRosa and his associate represented
that the money would be used solely as collateral for a loan to be used to purchase land in
Hungary. Several months after the $600,000 was sent to Hungary, $225,000 was transferred to a
bank account under DiRosa’s control. DiRosa and his associate also made pa variety of false
representations about individuals allegedly affiliated with the real estate venture and projections
about its financial success.
DiRosa will be sentenced after completion of a pre-sentence investigation report by the
U.S. Probation Office. He faces up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and full
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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