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Federal Indictment of Robbie Rossi for mail fraud

Federal Indictment of Robbie Rossi for mail fraud

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Rossi is charged with bilking the government out of $12,000 in FEMA disaster relief program by falsely claim his home was destroyed by the June 1, 2011 tornado that swept through Hampden County.
Rossi is charged with bilking the government out of $12,000 in FEMA disaster relief program by falsely claim his home was destroyed by the June 1, 2011 tornado that swept through Hampden County.

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT
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ROBBIE ROSSI The Grand Jury charges:
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1341 Mail Fraud)
18
U.S.C.
§
2 Aiding and Abetting) INDICTMENT COUNTS ONE AND TWO Mail Fraud
18
U.S.C.
§
1341
1.
Beginning on or about August 18, 2011 and continuing until
on
or about April 14, 2013, the exact dates being unknown to the Grand Jury,
in
the District
o
Connecticut and elsewhere, the defendant, ROBBIE ROSSI, knowingly, willfully, and with the intent to defraud, devised and intended to devise a scheme and artifice to defraud the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA), an agency
o
the United States
o
America, and to obtain money and property from FEMA by means
o
materially false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises, in relation to and involving a benefit authorized, transported, transmitted, transferred, disbursed, and paid in connection with a presidentially declared major disaster or emergency as those terms are defined in section 102
o
the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act 42 U.S.C.
§
5122)), as set forth below.
Case 3:14-cr-00011-RNC Document 1 Filed 01/23/14 Page 1 of 4
 
Introduction: The Massachusetts Disaster Relief Declaration 2.
On
or about June 1,2011, severe weather, including a tornado outbreak, occurred in central Massachusetts. After the storm, a Presidential Declaration
of
a major disaster was made for certain areas
of
Massachusetts, including the cities
of
Springfield and West Springfield. This Declaration authorized funds to be administered for citizens who had filed for federal disaster assistance and met the criteria. 3. FEMA was assigned funding for this disaster under Massachusetts Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Disaster Relief 1994 (FEMA-DR-1994) declared
on
or about June
15 2011.
As a result, FEMA supplied assistance to the affected residents
of
West Springfield and the surrounding areas. The Scheme and Artifice to Defraud 4.
t
was part
of
the scheme and artifice to defraud that on
or
about August 19,2011, ROSSI applied for FEMA disaster assistance for damages he claimed he suffered as a result
of
the June 1,2011 storm by completing a FEMA Application and a Declaration and Release Form. 5.
t
was further part
of
the scheme and artifice to defraud that ROSSI told FEMA officials that at the time
of
June 1,2011 storm, ROSSI was renting a dwelling located at,71
ew
Bridge Street, West Springfield, Massachusetts and that he could no longer reside in the dwelling due to the damage inflicted by the tornado.
On
his application, ROSSI stated that the occupants
of
the primary residence at
7
ew
Bridge Street were ROSSI and an individual named Richard Letguard, whom ROSSI identified as a FriendlRelative.
2
Case 3:14-cr-00011-RNC Document 1 Filed 01/23/14 Page 2 of 4
 
6
As ROSSI well and truly knew, he did not reside at
71
ew
Bridge Street during the June 1,2011 storm.
n
fact,
71
ew
Bridge Street is not a valid or deliverable postal address in West Springfield.
7
Although FEMA identified a damaged residence located at
75
New Bridge Street in West Springfield, ROSSI never resided at that address, nor did any individual named Richard Letguard. Neither the actual landlord nor the actual tenant
of
75
ew
Bridge Street filed any claim with FEMA arising from the June 1,2011 storm.
8
t
was further part
of
the scheme and artifice to defraud that ROSSI provided FEMA with false documentation
of
rental payments that he purported to have paid in the months following the June 1,2011 storm in order to obtain rental assistance benefits from FEMA.
9
As a result
of
the materially false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises ROSSI made to FEMA, FEMA paid ROSSI over 12,000 in disaster relief benefits to which ROSSI was not entitled. The Execution
of
the Scheme And Artifice to Defraud 10. On or about the dates listed below, in the District
of
Connecticut and elsewhere, having devised and intended to devise a scheme and artifice to defraud FEMA and to obtain money and property from FEMA by means
of
materially false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises as set forth above, for the purpose
of
executing or attempting to execute the scheme and artifice to defraud and deprive, ROSSI knowingly took and received from an authorized depository for mail the following matters
or
things, and knowingly caused to be delivered
by
mail at the place at which it was directed to be delivered by the person to whom it was addressed, the following matters:
3
Case 3:14-cr-00011-RNC Document 1 Filed 01/23/14 Page 3 of 4

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