As ROSSI well and truly knew, he did not reside at
Bridge Street during the June 1,2011 storm.
Bridge Street is not a valid or deliverable postal address in West Springfield.
Although FEMA identified a damaged residence located at
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
Bridge Street filed any claim with FEMA arising from the June 1,2011 storm.
was further part
the scheme and artifice to defraud that ROSSI provided FEMA with false documentation
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.
As a result
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
the Scheme And Artifice to Defraud 10. On or about the dates listed below, in the District
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
materially false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises as set forth above, for the purpose
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
things, and knowingly caused to be delivered
mail at the place at which it was directed to be delivered by the person to whom it was addressed, the following matters:
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