Issuu on Google+

ARREST WARRANT APPLICATION

STATE OF CONNECTICUT SUPERIOR COURT www.jud.ct.gov

JD-CR-64b Rev. 10-04 C.G.S. 搂 54-2a Pro Bk. Sec. 36-1,36路2,36-3

SUPPORTING AFFIDAVITS SEALED

DYES

AGENCY NAME

D

NO

AGENCY NO.

Wallingford

0014800

NAME AND RESIDENCE (Town) OF ACCUSED

COURT TO BE HELD AT (Town)

Michael E. Cassello, LKA 175 North Street, Wallingford

Meriden

APPLICATION FOR ARREST WARRANT TO: A Judge of the Superior Court The undersigned herej>1"applies for a warrant for the arrest of the above-named accused on the basis of the facts set forth in the:

10' AFFIDAVIT BELOW.

D

AFFIDAVIT(S) ATIACHED.

DATE AND SIGNATURE

AFFIDAVIT The undersigned affiant, being dUly sworn, Cleposes and says: 1. The undersigned, Detective Cheryl Bradley being duly sworn, does depose and state that she is a member of the Wallingford Police Department and has been a member of said department for approximately 12 years prior to the date hereof and at all times mentioned herein, was acting as a member of said department. The following facts and circumstances are stated from personal knowledge and observations as well as information obtained from brother officers acting in their official capacities. 2. That on 02/26/10, the Wallingford Police Department received a mailed complaint of larceny. The complainant was Attorney Geoffrey Einhorn, who sent the information on behalf of his client, Leonard Rossicone. 3. That on March 3, 2010, I met with Attorney Einhorn and Mr. Rossicone. Mr. Rossicone explained that he owns numerous commercial properties in Wallingford and (2) in Durham, all of which he leases out to business owners. Mr. Rossicone is listed as the property owner on some of the properties and others are listed under his company name of LNJS. For about the last 14 years, he has employed Michael E. Cassello of Cassello Realty to act as property manager of the properties. As property manager, Cassello was responsible for the leasing of each property and collection of monthly rents, among other duties. There was no written contract between Mr. Rossicone and Cassello, but Mr. Rossicone provided a schedule of management fees that he paid to Cassello for his services per their verbal agreement. 4. That the arrangements were such that Cassello would deliver all checks made payable to LNJS to Mr. Rossicone. All checks that were made payable to "Leonard Rossicone" would either be delivered to Mr. Rossicone by Cassello or at times Cassello deposited these checks directly into Mr. Rossicone's Wachovia Account. 5. That over the last approximate 5 years, Cassello would often advise Mr. Rossicone of tenants being late or missing rent payments. Cassello even provided Mr. Rossicone with copies of letters that were sent to (4) such tenants, demanding that they settle their debts which according to the letters totaled $29,118.00 for just these (4) tenants. A few past tenants have even been eVicted as a result of being behind in rent payments. 6. That in October of 2009, Attorney Norman Fishbein per request of Mr. Rossicone initiated the eviction proceedings on one of the tenants, Coleen Murphy who owns Fairy Tales Child Care & Development Center. Mr. Rossicone stated that Cassello advised him that Ms. Murphy had an outstanding rent debt of $10,118.00. (This is page

DATE AND SIGNATURE JURAT

of a

7

page Affidavit.)

DATE

Pt///;j;JO/O SUBSCRIBED? SWORN TO BEFORE ME ON (Date) .... l,;'U.

(::> "Z. .) I D

Me) ~

0"28'

The foregoing Application for an arrest warrant, and affidavit(s) attached to said Application, having been submitted to and considered by the undersigned, the undersigned finds from said affidavit(s) that there is probable cause to believe that an offense has been committed and that the accused committed it and, therefore, that probable cause exists for the issuance of a warrant for the arrest of the above-named accused. DATE AND SIGNATURE


ARREST WARRANT AFFIDAVIT CONTINUATION PAGE JD-CR-64a Rev. 10-04 C.G.S. § 54-2a Pro Bk. Sec. 36-1,36-2, 36-3

INSTRUCTIONS: The jurat is to be completed for each page of the affidavit. The prosecutorial official and judgeljudge trial referee are to date and sign or initial each page to indicate that they have reviewed it.

STATE OF CONNECTICUT SUPERIOR COURT

NAME AND RESIDENCE (Town) OF ACCUSED

COURT TO BE HELD AT (Town)

G.A. NO.

Michael E. Cassello, LKA 175 North Street, Wallingford

Meriden

7

AFFIDAVIT The undersigned affiant, being duly sworn, deposes and says: 7. That in late October, Ms. Murphy and Mr. Rossicone met about a parking issue at the business. During their meeting Mr. Rossicone asked Ms. Murphy when she intended on paying her account balance. Ms. Murphy told him that she paid her rent every month and did not owe anything. Mr. Rossicone asked her to obtain copies of her returned rent checks from the bank. 8. That in the first week of November 2009, Mr. Rossicone picked up Cassello and went to meet with Ms. Murphy at her business to review her accounting. Ms. Murphy proceeded to show Mr. Rossicone copies of all the checks. At that time, Mr. Rossicone could clearly see that some of the checks had been forged with his name and signed over to Cassello. Others were made payable directly to Cassello. 9. That Mr. Rossicone then went back to many of his tenants and requested that they obtain copies of their returned rent checks. As the checks started coming in, Mr. Rossicone noticed that many other rent checks were signed over to and cashed by Cassello. Many of them had his signature forged on the back and others were made payable directly to Michael Cassello. 10. That on November 13, 2009, Mr. Rossicone fired Cassello as property manager. According to Mr. Rossicone, Cassello admitted at that time that he had been cashing the rent checks for his own personal gain. On the following day, November 14, 2009, Cassello called Mr. Rossicone and asked to meet with him. They met at a local restaurant at which time Cassello handed him a handwritten note on which he wrote the amounts that he had stolen and from which tenant accounts. Cassello had wanted to pay back what he predicted that he owed, which according to his note was approximately $31,402.35. 11. That Mr. Rossicone and Attorney Einhorn originally agreed to accept repayment. Over the course of the next several weeks, they met several times at Attorney Einhorn's office. Each time that they met, the amount owed had increased based on tenant checks that continued to come in with the obvious forgeries. According to Attorney Einhorn and Mr. Rossicone, Cassello never disputed any of the amounts. Further, Cassello's attorney at the time, Attorney Michael Dolan and Cassello's father were in attendance at one of the meetings in which the thefts were openly discussed with Cassello admitting his guilt. 12. That in November and early into December of 2009, Cassello paid back $70,000.00 of the money he had stolen. Most of the $70,000.00 was paid by checks from other people signed over to Mr. Rossicone or his attorney. 13. That by the end of December 2009, Mr. Rossicone had collected many of the cashed rent checks from his tenants, reconciled all his bank account statements and came to realize the true extent of the larceny committed by Cassello. Cassello had stolen in excess of $200,000.00 from him. During this process, Mr. Rossicone discovered that all of his tenants had paid almost all of their rent timely every month. He also began to wonder if he had wrongly evicted some of his tenants in the past based on what Cassello had told him. 14. That Mr. Rossicone and Attorney Einhorn stopped accepting payment from Cassello fearing that he would continue borrowing money from people in the community, knowing full well that he would never be able to pay them back. Mr. Rossicone also has knowledge that Cassello has personal loans from people in the community which Cassello has represented may exceed $600,000.00. Further, Mr. Rossicone believes that his business property is in foreclosure. 15. That the following is a list of checks that should have been deposited into Mr. Rossicone's account, but instead were cashed by Michael E. Cassello. It was determined that Cassello cashed these checks at Wachovia Bank or the issuing bank on the check. Some checks have yet to be produced by the tenant's banks, however, it is probable to believe that the missing checks were also stolen as they were delivered to Cassello, but not deposited into Mr. Rossicone's accounts.

(This is page

DATE AND SIGNATURE

2

of a

7

page Affidavit.)

DATE

/JI)(()/'O/P SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME ON (Date)

JURAT

r;-~......

REVIEWED (Prosecutorial Official)

(0

"2.,...)/:::::Âť DAT


ARREST WARRANT AFFIDAVIT CONTINUATION PAGE JD-CR-64a Rev. 10-04 C.G.S. ยง 54-2a

Pro Bk. Sec. 36-1, 36-2, 36-3

INSTRUCTIONS: The jurat is to be completed for each page of the affidavit. The prosecutorial official and judgeljudge trial referee are to date and sign or initial each page to indicate that they have reviewed it.

STATE OF CONNECTICUT SUPERIOR COURT

NAME AND RESIDENCE (Town) OF ACCUSED

COURT TO BE HELD AT (Town)

G.A. NO.

Michael E. Cassello, LKA 175 North Street, Wallingford

Meriden

7

AFFIDAVIT - CONTINUED Bemak - all checks made payable to Leonard Rossicone in the amount of $1,650.00. All checks have handwritten on the back "pay to the order of Michael Cassello" and contain (2) signatures. Check # 33994, dated 12/02/08 in the amount of $1,650.00 cashed at Wachovia Bank Check # 33741, dated 11/04/08 in the amount of $1,650.00 cashed at Wachovia Bank Check # 32155, dated 05/06/08 in the amount of $1,650.00, cashed at Wachovia Bank Check # 31349, dated 02/05/08 in the amount of $1,650.00, cashed at Wachovia Bank Check # 33497, dated 10/07/08 in the amount of $1,650.00, cashed at TO Bank Check # 34526, dated 02/03/09 in the amount of $1,650.00, cashed at TO Bank Check # 35881, dated 08/04/09 in the amount of $1,650.00, cashed at TO Bank Total

=$11,550.00

Metamorphis Hair Salon - All checks made payable to Leonard Rossicone. All checks have handwritten on the back "pay to the order of Michael Cassello" and contain (2) signatures. Check # Check # Check # Check #

2455, 2654, 2722, 2825,

dated dated dated dated

06/30/07 from Metamorphis in the amount of $650.00, cashed at Wachovia Bank 04/15/08 from Metamorphis in the amount of $650.00, cashed at Wachovia Bank 07/7/08 from Metamorphis in the amount of $650.00, cashed at Wachovia Bank 01/23/09 from Metamorphis in the amount of $650.00, unknown bank

Total = $2,600.00 Case Handyman - all checks were made payable to either LNJS or Michael Cassello. Checks payable to LNJS have handwritten on the back "pay to the order of Michael Cassello" and contain (2) signatures. Check # Check # Check # Check # Check # Check # Check # Check # Check # Total

1232, dated 03/01/08 in the amount of $1,600.00, cashed at Wachovia Bank 1252, dated 03/31/08 in the amount of $1,600.00, cashed at Wachovia Bank 1278, dated 04/30/08 in the amount of $1,266.44, cashed at Wachovia Bank 1343, dated 07/01/08 in the amount of $1,600.00, cashed at Wachovia Bank 1434, dated 09/01/08 in the amount of $1,600.00, cashed at Wachovia Bank 1474, dated 10/06/08 in the amount of $1,600.00, cashed at Bank of America 1515 dated 11/7/08 in the amount of $1,600.00, cashed at Bank of America 1542 dated 12/01/08 in the amount of $1,600.00, cashed at Wachovia Bank 1623 dated 02/03/09 in the amount of $1,600.00, unknown bank

=$14,066.44

Remarcable Arms - all checks were made payable to either LNJS or Michael Cassello. Checks issued to LNJS have handwritten on the back, "pay to the order of Michael Cassello" and contain (2) signatures. Check # Check # Check # Check # Check # Total

3254 3286 3320 3429 3443

dated dated dated dated dated

12/05/07 01/16/08 03/07/08 08/22/08 09/15/08

in in in in in

the the the the the

amount amount amount amount amount

of $800.00, of $800.00, of $800.00, of $800.00, of $800.00,

cashed cashed cashed cashed cashed

at TO Bank at TO Bank at Wachovia Bank at TO Bank at Wachovia Bank

=$4,000.00

(This is page

DATE AND SIGNATURE JURAT

3

of a

7

page Affidavit.)

DATE

"0

~


ARREST WARRANT AFFIDAVIT CONTINUATION PAGE JD-CR-64a Rev. 10-04 CG.S ยง 54-2a Pro Bk. Sec. 36-1. 36-2, 36-3

INSTRUCTIONS:

The jurat is to be completed for each page of the affidavit. The prosecutorial official and judge/judge trial referee are to date and sign or initial each page to indicate that they have reviewed it.

STATE OF CONNECTICUT SUPERIOR COURT

NAME AND RESIDENCE (Town) OF ACCUSED

COURT TO BE HELD AT (Town)

G.A. NO.

Michael E. Cassello, LKA 175 North Street, Wallingford

Meriden

7

AFFIDAVIT - CONTINUED Gossip Restaurant - all checks were made payable to LNJS and have handwritten on the back "pay to the order of Michael Cassello" and contain (2) signatures. Check Check Check Check Check Total

# # # # #

1609 dated 1694 dated 1667 dated 1769 dated 1854 dated

06/30/08 08/22/08 08/06/08 11/01/08 12/29/08

in in in in in

the the the the the

amount amount amount amount amount

of $3,874.35, of $3,874.35, of $3,874.35, of $3,874.35, of $3,874.35,

cashed at Wachovia cashed at Wachovia cashed at Wachovia cashed at Wachovia unknown bank

Bank Bank Bank Bank

= $19,371.75

There are (4) additional missing checks that were delivered to Cassello, but, have not been deposited into Mr. Rossicone's Smith Barneyaccount. Each of these would have been made payable in the amount of $3,874.35 = $15,497.40 Fairy Tales Child Care & Development Center - all checks were made payable to either Leonard Rossicone or Michael Cassello. Checks issued to Leonard Rossicone have handwritten on the back, "pay to the order of Michael Cassello" and contain (2) signatures. Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Total

# 1975 dated 12/30/05 in the # 1890 dated 12/01/05 in the # 2151 dated 03/13/06 in the # 2390 dated 05/12/06 in the # 2432 dated 06/07/06 in the # 2492 dated 06/26/06 in the # 4156 dated 11/02/07 in the # 4770 dated 12/04/07 in the # 4894 dated 01/08/08 in the # 4986 dated 02/04/08 in the # 5081 dated 03/03/08 in the # 5183 dated 04/01/08 in the # 4313 dated 04/30/08 in the # 4412 dated 06/02/08 in the # 4509 dated 07/01/08 in the # 4627 dated 07/30/08 in the # 4744 dated 09/02/08 in the # 5335 dated 11/03/08 in the # 5355 dated 11/28/08 in the # 5383 dated 01/02/09 in the # 5401 dated 01/30/09 in the # 5422 dated 03/03/09 in the # 5473 dated 06/01/09 in the # 5508 dated 08/10/09 in the

amount of $3,056.81, cashed at Wachovia Bank amount of $3,056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Wachovia Bank amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $1,700.00, cashed at Wachovia Bank amount of $3056.81, cashed at Wachovia Bank amount of $3056.81, cashed at Wachovia Bank amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America amount of $3056.81, cashed at Bank of America

= $72,006.63

(This is page

DATE AND SIGNATURE

4

of a

7

page Affidavit.)

DATE

n./II> / dO If.) SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME ON (Date)

JURAT

,-:-V~ '1)

ID

'Z-d/O


ARREST WARRANT AFFIDAVIT CONTINUATION PAGE JD-CR-64a Rev. 10-04 C.G.S. ยง 54-2a Pr. Bk. Sec. 36-1, 36-2, 36-3

INSTRUCTIONS: The jurat is to be completed for each page of the affidavit. The prosecutorial official and jUdgeljudge trial referee are to date and sign or initial each page to indicate that they have reviewed it

STATE OF CONNECTICUT SUPERIOR COURT

NAME AND RESIDENCE (Town) OF ACCUSED

COURT TO BE HELD AT (Town)

GANO.

Michael E. Cassello, LKA 175 North Street, Wallingford

Meriden

7

AFFIDAVIT - CONTINUED TD Bank - All checks were made payable to LNJS. Handwritten on the back is "pay to the order of Michael Cassello" and contain (2) signatures. The bank is still trying to locate some of the checks, stating that different companies were responsible for rent payments over the years. Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Total

# # # # # # # # # # # # # # #

unknown for 01/04 rent in the amount of $2,137.50 (missing)

unknown for 02/04 rent in the amount of $2,137.50 (missing)

unknown for 11/04 rent in the amount of $2,137.50 (missing)

unknown for 12/04 rent in the amount of $2,137.50 (missing)

unknown for 01/05 rent in the amount of $2,216.70 (missing)

unknown for 01/06 rent in the amount of $2,216.70 (missing)

102784 dated 02/25/08 in the amount of $2,283.17, cashed at Wachovia Bank

105063 dated 03/25/08 in the amount of $2,283.17, cashed at Wachovia Bank

unknown for 07/08 rent in the amount of $2,283.17 (bank couldn't locate check)

110987 dated 07/25/08 in the amount of $2,283.17, cashed at Wachovia Bank

112539 dated 08/25/08 in the amount of $2,283.17, cashed at Wachovia Bank

113938 dated 09/25/08 in the amount of $2,283.17, cashed at Wachovia Bank

116073 dated 10/25/08 in the amount of $2,283.17, cashed at Wachovia Bank

120008 dated 01/25/09 in the amount of $2,351.67, cashed at (unknown)

unknown for 04/09 rent in the amount of $2,351.67 (missing)

=$33.668.93

16. That TD Bank is also responsible for the taxes on the property that they rent. Ironically, when the theft of rent monies was first uncovered in November of 2009, Cassello presented Attorney Norman Fishbein with a personal check from his own account in the amount of $14,703.34 claiming that he had made an error and that the money was for payment of taxes on the TD Bank property. This bank check was prepared on the same day that Cassello signed a promissory note to another Wallingford couple who provided him with a loan in the amount of $15,000.00. 17. That TD Bank was able to provide copies of (2) checks that were issued for tax payments. On 05/10/07. TD Banknorth Group sent check # 87746 in the amount of $11,586.34 to Cassello. The back of the check had "pay to the order of Michael Cassello" and obtained a signature. Also check # 116790 in the amount of $3,218.22 was sent to Cassello. This check also had handwritten on the back, "pay to the order of Michael Cassello" and obtained a signature. Both checks were cashed at Wachovia Bank. 18. That in follow-up interviews with the tenants, it was determined that Cassello would often request that the tenants make the checks payable directly to him. It was also learned that the (4) letters that were allegedly sent to tenants who had an outstanding balance on their rent payments, were never actually sent. They were simply produced by Cassello to make Mr. Rossicone believe that he was demanding payment of the outstanding debt from the tenants. 19. That it was determined that some tenants had been wrongly evicted, incurring unnecessary costs for both the tenants and Mr. Rossicone who had to pay for Attorney Fishbein's services. Coleen Murphy explained that she thought that she would lose her business, claiming that a child care facility could not be established quickly. She said that she was torn over how she was going to tell 30 families that they didn't have a place to bring their kids anymore. She also incurred the expenses of attorney fees to assist her in the matter. She also stated that around December of 2008 and again in the spring of 2009. Cassello asked to borrow money from her. Murphy said that she found it very unprofessional considering that they had no relationship other than property manager and tenant.

(This is page

DATE AND SIGNATURE

5

of a

DATE

7

page Affidavit.)

p~ll~ /;t5/ V

JURAT

j)


ARREST WARRANT AFFIDAVIT CONTINUATION PAGE JD-CR-64a Rev. 10-04 C.GS ยง 54-2a

Pro Bk. Sec. 36-1, 36-2, 36-3

INSTRUCTIONS: The jurat is to be completed for each page of the affidavit. The prosecutorial official and judge/judge trial referee are to date and sign or initial each page to indicate that they have reviewed it.

NAME AND RESIDENCE (Town) OF ACCUSED

Michael E. Cassello, LKA 175 North Street, Wallingford

STATE OF CONNECTICUT SUPERIOR COURT

COURT TO BE HELD AT (Town)

GANO.

Meriden

7

AFFIDAVIT - CONTINUED 20. That Ralph Cifarelli, owner of Continental Garage also stated that he had loaned Cassello money over the years. In the end, Cifarelli was evicted by what Cassello claimed was a lack of rent payment. Cifarelli tried to tell Mr. Rossicone that Cassello was stealing from him, but it wasn't until he relocated his business that Mr. Rossicone came back and asked him to get copies of his returned rent checks. 21. That it was also learned that the bank teller from Wachovia Bank who handled most of the transactions was a long-time employee (over 30 years) and that she had been fired as a result of cashing the checks for Cassello. During an interview with the teller, Regina Ferreira, she stated that she knew Cassello as a life-time resident of Wallingford and a local businessman who worked for Mr. Rossicone. Ms. Ferreira believed that the checks were legitimately signed over to Cassello. Even though Cassello did not have an active account at the bank, which by policy is required to cash checks, she trusted him and would either enter Mr. Rossicone's checking account number or utilized a way of bypassing the system in order to cash the checks. She never thought that Cassello was stealing money and feels betrayed by him. 22. That in researching records at the town clerk's office, it is evident that Michael E. Cassello attempted to manage his finances by "borrowing from Peter to Pay Paul", whether from banks in the form of mortgages or individuals in the form of Promissory Notes using his business property and/or residence as collateral. This activity went on for many years, but progressed drastically in 1990 when he purchased the property of 319-341 North Colony Street. There were many mortgages on the property from different companies, most of which at some point or another recorded Lis Pendens which is the beginning of the foreclosure process. 23. That according to these records, just since 2002, Cassello has borrowed in excess of $600,000.00 from people using his business property and residence (only recorded in wife's name) as collateral. Aside from these recorded loans from private persons, Cassello has consistently carried a mortgage from a bank and up until 2005 a mortgage from the former owner, Albert Killen which when added together was consistently in the area of $1,000,000.00. In 2007, he obtained a loan under his LLC of $1,300,000.00 from Milford Bank. It was confirmed that Milford Bank foreclosed on the business property and that this foreclosure was initiated prior to Cassello borrowing the $70,000.00 from people in order to repay some of the money he stole from Mr. Rossicone. These amounts do not include some personal loans which are not recorded against the property such as the debt mentioned in the next paragraph. 24. That I interviewed Dr. Robert Lawrence (11/27/29) who stated that he loaned Cassello $300,000.00 in 2005 which he was told was to payoff a mortgage that he had with the Killens (former owners of the business property). Dr. Lawrence said that several years later, he loaned Cassello another $200,000.00 which he was told was being used for renovations on the building. Dr. Lawrence admitted that Cassello was behind in his payments, but he wouldn't provide details. He also stated that in early November of 2009, Cassello and his father approached him and asked him to sign over commercial property that he owned in town because they needed to borrow money against it. Dr. Lawrence refused. It should be noted that the $500,000.00 in loans were not recorded at the town clerk's office. Further, Dr. Lawrence is eighty years old and it is not likely that he will recover the full amount of the loans based on his age. 25. That on March 30,2010, I made contact with Phil Golia. Mr. Golia knows Cassello through the Amity Club which is an Italian businessman's club, but, he does not consider Cassello a friend. Mr. Golia explained that several months ago, Cassello contacted him and asked to borrow $150,000.00 from him using Laura Scarpa's house and her deceased sister's house as collateral. Laura Scarpa is a former employee of Mr. Golia's who now rents a unit in Cassello's business to run her yarn business. Mr. Golia said that Cassello admitted to stealing money from Lenny (Mr. Rossicone) and said that he was afraid to go to jail. Mr. Golia did not lend him the money and he immediately called Laura Scarpa to advise her against it as well.

(This is page

DATE AND SIGNATURE JURAT

6

of a

7

page Affidavit.)


ARREST WARRANT AFFIDAVIT CONTINUATION PAGE JD-CR-64a Rev. 10-04 C.G.S. § 54-2a Pro Bk. Sec. 36-1,36-2,36-3

INSTRUCTIONS: The jurat is to be completed for each page of the affida vito The prosecutorial official and jUdgeljudge trial referee are to date and sign or initial each page to indicate that they have reviewed it.

STATE OF CONNECTICUT SUPERIOR COURT

NAME AND RESIDENCE (Town) OF ACCUSED

COURT TO BE HELD AT (Town)

G.A. NO.

Michael E. Cassello, LKA 175 North Street, Wallingford

Meriden

7

AFFIDAVIT· CONTINUED 26. That Cassello has caused innocent people to go through the stress and financial hardship of being fraudulently evicted from their business properties. Further, in his attempt to delay or avoid criminal prosecution, he continued to borrow money from people in the community to pay back some of the money that he had stolen, even though he was in the final stages of foreclosure on his own business property. Among these was an eighty-year old man who has already loaned him $500,000.00 and a tenant in his building who currently pays rent to him. 27. Wherefore the undersigned states that she has probable cause to believe that said Michael E. Cassello (dob 10/23/63) did commit the crime of Embezzlement 1 Larceny 1st Degree by Ongoing Scheme in violation of C.G.S. 53a-119/53a-121 (b) 1 53a-121 (a)(2) occurring in the town of Wallingford on or about 2005 - August 10, 2009.

(This is page

DATE AND SIGNATURE

7

of a

7

page Affidavit.)

DATE

tit-lIe IP SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME ON (Date)

JURAT

.::Tv­ (\:)

REVIEWED (ProsecutoriaIOfficial)

Z .> I

0 DATE


Check Scheme Affidavit