DiMassa was sentenced for his role in several embezzlement schemes that resulted in more than $1.2 million being stolen from West Haven.
John Trasacco’s sentence is the longest so far in federal corruption probe. Former state Rep. Michael DiMassa is to be sentenced April 26.
Lauren DiMassa was sentenced to six months in prison for conspiracy despite the fact that she is 23 weeks pregnant.
John Bernardo was sentenced to 13 months for his part in a scheme to steal COVID funds. Former Rep. Michael DiMassa will be sentenced soon.
John Trasacco was found guilty after days of testimony from West Haven officials, federal agents and Michael DiMassa, a former CT lawmaker.
After two days of testimony from former state Rep. Michael DiMassa, West Haven Mayor Nancy Rossi was not called to the stand during the local corruption trial.
John Trasacco’s defense attorneys sought to portray DiMassa as a sexual philanderer and gambling addict who was desperate for money.
DiMassa said he was paid in a “wad of $100 bills” and other kickbacks in exchange for pushing fake invoices through West Haven city hall.
Former CT Rep. Michael DiMassa pleaded guilty to three conspiracy charges, and he may be required to repay the money stolen from West Haven.
Michael DiMassa, a former CT Democratic state representative, is accused of stealing more than $1 million from the city of West Haven.
Lauren DiMassa, wife of former state representative Michael DiMassa, faces prison time after pleading guilty to a federal conspiracy charge.
The charge leveled against Bernardo is tied to Michael DiMassa, a former state lawmaker and assistant to the West Haven City Council.
The state’s Municipal Accountability Review Board will have more power to control West Haven’s budgets, its purchasing department and more.
The Municipal Accountability Review Board voted to tighten its grip over West Haven’s spending even as the city’s leaders objected.
Officials are considering a takeover of West Haven’s finances after an audit found the city misspent federal pandemic relief funding.