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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fairport Woman Sentenced For Lying To Federal Investigators

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE:  (716) 843-5817
FAX:  (716) 551-3051


ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Ann Marie Laurini, 48, of Fairport, N.Y., who was convicted of making false statements to Special Agents of the Internal Revenue Service, was sentenced to one year probation by U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handled the case, stated that Laurini repeatedly lied to IRS agents in connection with an investigation of Kenneth Griffin and others into financial fraud and money-laundering crimes. The defendant was employed by Griffin from March 2006 to May 2008, and engaged in acts that furthered the financial fraud. Laurini was interviewed by federal agents on several occasions concerning her knowledge and involvement in the fraud and during those interviews she falsely stated that she had not engaged in various acts of deception in furtherance of the fraud. The investigation ultimately resulted in charges against Kenneth Griffin, Brian Campbell, and two others, all of whom have been convicted.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, under the direction of Shantelle P. Kitchen, Acting Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office.

Updated December 18, 2014