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July 29, 2010

VA Fiduciary Pleads Guilty Misappropiation of Funds

Full Article at: Stratford woman guilty of pilfering veteran’s benefits

Written by John Kovach
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 14:57

“A 64-year-old Stratford woman pleaded guilty July 27 to one count of misappropriating U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs disability benefits while acting as a fiduciary for an incompetent military veteran.

Ellen Pack of Broadbridge Road, waived indictment before United States Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons.

Pack, according to court documents, was fiduciary for a military veteran who was a patient in the West Haven Veterans Administration Hospital in 2006 and 2007. She received money from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that were to be used solely for the veteran’s care and benefit, and used more than $30,000 for her own purchases and expenses.

Pack faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000 when sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall on Oct. 15, according to David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.”

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