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Man Indicted For Embezzling From VA Program And Identity Theft

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
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BOSTON – A Massachusetts man was charged today with embezzling money from a Veterans Affairs program and identity theft.

Riccardo D’Orsainville, a/k/a “Riccardo Lloyd-D’Or,” was indicted for embezzling money from a program receiving federal funds, and for using the identity of other persons to open bank accounts.

The indictment alleges that between July 2012 and January 2013, D’Orsainville embezzled more than $66,000 in program payments and more than $2,000 in U.S. Treasury checks which were intended for the Boston Veterans Affairs Research Institute, Inc., (BVARI), where D’Orsainville was employed through a temporary agency as an executive assistant. BVARI is a federally funded non-profit organization which conducts medical research and educational activities for the Veterans Affairs health care system. It is further alleged that D’Orsainville used the identities of co-workers to open unauthorized corporate bank accounts under BVARI’s name, where he deposited the stolen checks and withdrew the funds for his own use.

If convicted, D’Orsainville faces a maximum penalty of up to 15 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Jeffrey G. Hughes, Special Agent in Charge, 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 Shelbey D. Wright of Ortiz’s Health Care Fraud 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 a court of law.

Updated December 15, 2014