Former state Rep. Victor Cuevas gets probation for loan fraud

Former state Rep. Victor Cuevas, D-Waterbury, was fined $1,000 and sentenced to a year’s probation Monday in connection with a mortgage he fraudulently obtained in 2013 for a condominium in Bristol.

Cuevas, 52, resigned from the General Assembly in March and pleaded guilty in June to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

Federal authorities said Cuevas, then a Waterbury city employee, misrepresented a $7,000 loan he obtained from a subordinate for a down payment as a gift.

The sentenced was imposed in New Haven by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer, the son of former state Sen. Ed Meyer of Guilford.