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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Salem Man Sentenced To 2 Years Of Probation For Making False Statement To A Federal Agency

            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE:  United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced that Steven A. Petrillo, 46, of Salem, New Hampshire, was sentenced to 2 years of probation after a jury found him guilty of making a material false statement to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

            Petrillo was indicted on February 10, 2016, by a federal grand jury in Concord, New Hampshire.  The indictment charged him with providing a false statement to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs in connection with seeking a position as a pharmacist at the VA Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.  In his application, Petrillo certified that he had never been discharged from any former employment.  During a jury trial in May of 2016, testimony from several witnesses established that Petrillo had been terminated from two prior pharmacist positions. 

            Petrillo was sentenced by Chief Judge Joseph Laplante of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

            This case was investigated by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration.    Assistant United States Attorney Helen White Fitzgibbon prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States. 

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Updated August 16, 2016