In addition to the seven arrested in Brockton and Stoughton, an eighth man related to the investigation was also arrested in Connecticut. They were indicted on federal distribution of Oxycodone charges.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, April 5
The following is a press release from the office of United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, District of Massachusetts: Seven men were arrested in Brockton and Stoughton charged Thursday in federal court on oxycodone distribution charges and aiding and abetting. An eighth man related to the investigation was also arrested on state drug charges. John Cruz, 33; Kenneth A. Harris, Jr., 30; Isaac J. Marrero a/k/a Saki, 19; Joel Marrero, 32; Reinaldo Marrero, a/k/a Joseph, a/k/a Jo Jo, 33; and Louis Porter, 35, all of Brockton and Jose Martinez More, 34, of New York were arrested and charged April 4 in federal court with oxycodone offenses. Cruz, Isaac Marrero, Joel Marrero, Reinaldo Marrero and Porter were arrested Thursday morning in Brockton…
Michael Powers was sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Press Release from the Department of Justice — United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, District of Massachusetts: The former owner of a Stoughton temporary employment agency has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in running a $30 million under-the-table payroll scheme. The scheme avoided more than $9 million in federal and state payroll taxes and workers’ compensation insurance premiums. United States District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton sentenced Michael Powers of Westport, MA to 84 months (seven years) in prison, to be followed by two years supervised release. Judge Gorton ordered Powers to pay more than $9 million in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service, the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment …
Michael Powers of Westport and John Mahan of Stoughton were convicted of a executing a scheme to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Press Release from the Department of Justice—United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, District of Massachusetts: Two former owners of a Stoughton temporary employment agency were convicted Wednesday of paying more than $25 million in unreported cash to their employees as part of a conspiracy to avoid paying $7 million in taxes and hundreds of thousands dollars in workers compensation insurance premiums. After a jury trial before United States District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton, Michael Powers of Westport and John Mahan of Stoughton were convicted of one count of conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and their workers compensation insurers, one count of mail fraud and two counts of false tax returns. Between 2000 and 2004…