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  United States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut, Press Release

June 8, 2005 FORMER WEST HARTFORD MAN SENTENCED TO 28 MONTHS FOR MAKING A FALSE STATEMENT, VIOLATING SUPERVISED RELEASE

Kevin J. O’Connor, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that GARY S. BLONDER, age 54, of 13824 Via Perugia, Delray Beach, Florida, and formerly of West Hartford, Connecticut, has been sentenced to 28 months of imprisonment.

In court proceedings yesterday, June 7, in Hartford, United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson sentenced BLONDER to 16 months of imprisonment on his conviction for making a false statement in a matter within the jurisdiction of the United States. Judge Thompson also sentenced BLONDER to a consecutive 12- month term of imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release from a previous federal conviction. BLONDER was also sentenced to three years of supervised release after his term of imprisonment, and was ordered to perform 300 hours of community service.

In September 2003, BLONDER pleaded guilty and admitted that, on December 8, 2000, he made a false statement concerning his ownership of a $100,000 U.S. Treasury bond. Specifically, he acknowledged in a response to an interrogatory sent to him by the United States Attorney’s Office seeking information about his assets in connection with restitution of $2.7 million owed to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that he did not possess or have an interest in any bonds. In truth, BLONDER maintained an account with a brokerage firm in which the bond, with a cash value of approximately $70,000, was held.

“We’re pleased with this strict sentence, as it sends a clear message that individuals who evade payment of their court-ordered restitution to victims of crime will be punished accordingly,” U.S. Attorney O’Connor stated.

This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Inspector General, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys James G. Genco and Lisa E. Perkins.



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