Contact: Jim Moore
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Gregory Violette, 59, of Waterville, was resentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to 18 months in prison and two years of supervised release for failing to pay restitution.
Court records reflect that on October 31, 2002, Violette was sentenced to 87 months in prison for wire, mail and bankruptcy fraud; making false statements to financial institutions; and money laundering. He was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release and to pay $422,657 in restitution to the victims of his fraud. As of June 2, 2015, he still owed $406,487 in restitution. The Court resentenced the defendant to an additional 18 months in prison to be followed by two more years of supervised release after finding that Violette transferred more than $70,000 to his wife in order to prevent the money from being used to pay restitution to his victims.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S Probation Office and the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.