Press Statement
Concord, NH
April 15, 2009


U.S. Department of Justice
Michael J. Gunnison, Action United States Attorney
District of New Hampshire

Acting United States Attorney Michael J. Gunnison, Susan Dukes, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Boston Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, Anthony DiPaolo, Vice President and Chief of Investigations, Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts, James P. Ennis, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service’s Field Office in Boston, and Warren Bamford, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Boston Division of the FBI, announced that Michael Monahan, 45, was sentenced to 33 months in prison for committing mail fraud and identity theft related offenses to which he had pleaded guilty.

The mail fraud offense relates to conduct through which Monahan, formerly a resident of 12 Mountain Laurels Drive in Nashua, New Hampshire, evaded paying more than $365,000 in workers’ compensation insurance premiums from 2000 to 2004. Monahan did this by submitting applications to the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau that falsely reported the number of employees who worked for the businesses he owned, managed and/or operated, falsely described the work the employees performed and under reported the businesses’ estimated payroll.

The identity related offenses stem from Monahan’s use of personal identifying information that belonged to two other people to acquire fraudulent North Carolina driver’s licenses and United States passports.

This case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Robert Kinsella.

Contact:
Michael J. Gunnison, Acting U.S. Attorney
Robert Kinsella, Assistant U.S. Attorney
603-225-1552