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Sentence handed down in Connections fraud case

Delaware Public Media

A former job placement counselor at Connections Community Support gets a year in federal prison for wire fraud.

William Brown was sentenced on January 29th for being part of a multi-year fraud on the Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Court documents say Brown submitted falsified client paperwork and created bogus client paystubs in 2015 and 2016 so the division of vocational rehabilitation would pay Connections for completed client services.

The court documents state Brown submitted more than 30 false documents over the two-year period causing the payment of excess funds to Connections between $40,000 and $90,000.  Prosecutors say they also made Connections services appear more successful than they actually were - improving Brown’s own job security.

Brown had faced a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Joe brings over 20 years of experience in news and radio to Delaware Public Media and the All Things Considered host position. He joined DPM in November 2019 as a reporter and fill-in ATC host after six years as a reporter and anchor at commercial radio stations in New Castle and Sussex Counties.
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