Connecticut Man Sentenced to 57 Months for 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, 66, of Manchester, Connecticut, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge George Z.
Singal to 57 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, for wire fraud.
DiRosa was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $540,000. DiRosa was convicted of
the offense after a three-day jury trial in January of this year.
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 a variety of false
representations about individuals allegedly affiliated with the real estate venture and projections
about its financial success.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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