Fraud, embezzlement rises in Connecticut in 2016

From CT Post, “In 2016, arrests of people suspected of fraud and embezzlement increased 12 percent in Connecticut to just over 1,050 cases, according to new FBI data released Monday, slightly behind a 14 percent rise in the white-collar crimes nationally.

It was Connecticut’s first increase in fraud and embezzlement arrests since 2009, a red-flag year in finance history coming on the heels of the 2008 panic and subsequent business, government and individual audits that exposed perpetrators’ attempts to cover their tracks.

And new probes, revelations and convictions continue to pile up, with the office of U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly citing more than 20 cases this summer in varying stages of prosecution, including the $69.6 million fraud concocted against lenders and investors by the former Stamford developer John DiMenna of Vero Beach, Fla., who was convicted Sept. 11 and is awaiting sentencing.”

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