FORMER WEST HARTFORD MAN SENTENCED TO 28 MONTHS FOR
MAKING A FALSE STATEMENT, VIOLATING SUPERVISED
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.