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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 23, 2015

Connecticut Man Sentenced to Prison for Fraud Scheme

Erie, Pa. - A resident of Danbury, Connecticut, has been sentenced in federal court to 12 months and one day in jail on his conviction of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Daniel Freeman, 50.

According to information presented to the court, Freeman allowed three bank accounts in his name and under his control to be used as repositories for fraudulently obtained federal tax refunds.  Freeman would then withdraw the fraudulently obtained refunds, keep a portion for himself and give the remainder of the money to another co-defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Freeman.

Topic(s): 
StopFraud
Updated November 23, 2015