United States v. Kevin Creed
Kevin Creed waived his right to be indicted by a federal grand jury and pled guilty on August 28, 2019 to an information charging him with wire fraud in connection with a scheme to steal approximately $1.4 million from donors to a charity that he organized.
Creed is an attorney who operated Creed Law Firm in Bristol, Connecticut. In 2010, Creed established a charity called the Friends of Fisher House Connecticut, which is a chapter of the national Fisher House Foundation, an organization that builds comfort homes on the grounds of military and Veteran Affairs medical centers where military veterans and their families can stay for no cost while undergoing treatment at Veteran Affairs hospitals. The stated purported purpose of Friends of Fisher House Connecticut was to raise funds to support the building and maintenance of a Fisher House in West Haven, Connecticut.
Creed solicited donations for the Friends of Fisher House from corporations and individuals. He solicited funds at fairs, carnivals and supermarkets, and held fundraising events, including the Bristol half-marathon and a 10-kilometer foot race, based on the representation that the money raised would support the construction and operation of the West Haven Fisher House. While Friends of Fisher House Connecticut made a $1 million donation in 2015 to assist with the financing of the construction of the Fisher House West Haven, Creed used his position to take approximately $1.4 million that had been raised from donors for the benefit of the organization and use that money for his own benefit including for both personal expenses and law firm expenses.
On October 29, 2019, the Court will hold a hearing to consider who are the crime victims in this case, as defined under the federal statute. While your attendance is not required, it is certainly encouraged. If you believe you have been a victim of Mr. Creed’s criminal conduct, please complete the attached questionnaire and return to our office by October 27, 2019.
Creed is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall on January 22, 2020, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years. Creed is released on a $100,000 bond pending sentencing. This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael S. McGarry.
August 28, 2019 - Waived indictment & pled guilty to an Information charging wire fraud
October 29, 2019 @ 2pm - Hearing on Crime Victim Issue
March 16, 2020 @ 2pm - Sentencing
All hearings will take place before United States District Judge Janet Hall at the U.S. District Court
Location of courthouse: 141 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510