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Friday, July 24, 2015

Hull Resident Arrested and Charged with Theft of Government Funds

BOSTON – A Hull resident accused of stealing from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was charged with Theft of Government Funds in U.S. District Court in Boston this morning.

Bradley Swartz, 60, is accused of stealing approximately $40,000 from the VA over the course of an estimated three year period.  Swartz was arrested this morning after being indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday.

The charging statute provides a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.  Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Jeffrey Hughes, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General, Northeast Field Office, made the announcement today.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of 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 beyond a reasonable doubt in the court of law.

Updated July 24, 2015