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Allenstown Man Sentenced To 36 Months For Mail Fraud


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21 2011

CONCORD, N.H. – Daniel J. Rinaldi, 39, of Allenstown, New Hampshire was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 36 months in prison for mail fraud, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.

While employed as a tax manager for a medical supply company in Waltham, MA in 2008, Rinaldi falsely informed the company that an entity known as Affiliated Computer Systems (ACS) collected overdue tax payments for state taxing agencies. ACS actually collects overdue student loan payments on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education. Using false invoices, Rinaldi caused the medical supply company to mail checks totaling more than $140,000 to ACS. Those checks were then credited as payments to his personal student loan account.

Using similar fraudulent tactics, Rinaldi caused the medical supply company to mail payments totaling more than $1700 to the Vermont Department of Taxation, which were falsely applied to his personal tax account in that state. Rinaldi also caused the medical supply company to make unnecessary tax payments totaling more than $205,000 and $27,200 to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and the New Hampshire Department of Revenue, respectively. Thereafter, he claimed that some of the payments had been made in error and fraudulently caused the taxing agencies to provide refunds totaling more than $119,200 directly to him.

While employed as a tax manager for an engineering company in Andover, MA in 2010, Rinaldi caused the company to make unnecessary tax payments totaling more than $364,000 and $213,000 to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration, respectively. Thereafter, he claimed that some of the payments were made in error and fraudulently caused the taxing agencies to provide refunds totaling more than $378,000 directly to him.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office and the United States Department of Education, Office of Inspector General and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert Kinsella.


 
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