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Manchester Resident Sentenced For Wire Fraud Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Daniel Desrochers, 42, of Manchester, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 72 months in prison for wire fraud and for violating the terms of his supervised release, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.

            From June 2013 to February 2014, Desrochers acquired 91 personal loans totaling more than $191,000 from four New Hampshire residents by falsely representing to those individuals that he had access to $494,000 in a fictitious bank account and by falsely claiming his newly formed marketing company was on the verge of entering into a $1 million contract with a major shoe company.  The proceeds of some of these loans were electronically transferred from a location in Maine to a bank account in New Hampshire.  For this wire fraud offense, Desrochers was sentenced to 61 months in prison.

            Desrochers was also sentenced to two concurrent 11-month prison sentences, consecutive to the 61-month sentence, because he committed the wire fraud offense while he was on supervised release for a 2002 federal bank fraud conviction and 2009 federal forgery conviction.

            The case was investigated by the Manchester Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert Kinsella.

Updated April 10, 2015