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Salem Man Sentenced to Two Years of Probation for Making False Statement to a Federal Agency

AUG 16 (CONCORD, N.H.) - Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced that Steven A. Petrillo, 46, of Salem, New Hampshire, was sentenced to two years of probation after a jury found him guilty of making a material false statement to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Petrillo was indicted on February 10, 2016, by a federal grand jury in Concord, New Hampshire.  The indictment charged him with providing a false statement to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs in connection with seeking a position as a pharmacist at the VA Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.  In his application, Petrillo certified that he had never been discharged from any former employment.  During a jury trial in May of 2016, testimony from several witnesses established that Petrillo had been terminated from two prior pharmacist positions.  Petrillo was sentenced by Chief Judge Joseph Laplante of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.


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