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Former 75th District State Representative Victor Cuevas
Story By John Murray
Federal Judge Jeffrey Meyer sentenced former state representative Victor Cuevas to one-year probation and a $1000 fine for lying on a federal mortgage form. Judge Meyer said Cuevas had made an ill-advised plan to defraud a bank, but also had "remarkable support" in dozens of letters, and that "half the courtroom was bursting" in support of him.
Cuevas admitted guilt on June 20th to lying on a HUD mortgage form stating a $7000 loan from life-long friend had been a gift. As part of the application process for securing a low interest loan backed by the federal government, the applicant had to secure a $7000 non-repayable gift. Ironically, if Cuevas had not repaid the loan there would have been no crime.
Former state representative Victor Cuevas pled guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
Story and Photographs By John Murray
A two-year federal probe into the financial dealings of former state representative Victor Cuevas hinged on the technicality of whether $7000 was a gift or loan from a life-long friend. The money was used to qualify for a special HUD loan that enabled Cuevas to purchase a home in Bristol with less money invested upfront. The key element of getting the mortgage was having a friend or family member gift him $7000.
“A broker suggested I could qualify for the loan if I borrowed $7000 from a friend, and then repaid the friend after I got the loan,” Cuevas said. “At the time I didn’t think it was a big deal.”
On Wednesday, January 22, from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. the Waterbury Regional Chamber will host its annual Legislative Breakfast at the CoCo Key Water Resort Hotel & Convention Center at 3580 East Main Street in Waterbury. The event provides Chamber members the opportunity to hear from state leaders on their priorities regarding numerous issues that impact the business community, including taxes, workforce development, health care concerns, energy costs, infrastructure funding, and brownfield remediation.
Representative Victor Cuevas (D-Waterbury) was appointed to the Subcommittee on Municipal Tax Authority on the Commission on Municipal Opportunities and Regional Efficiencies (M.O.R.E) today by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden).
State Representatives Tony D’Amelio (R-71), Selim Noujaim (R-74) and Victor Cuevas (D-75), members of the legislature’s Commerce Committee, today announced SB 527- An Act Authorizing Bonds of the State for Economic Development Projects- moved out of the Commerce Committee and is one step closer to helping the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Waterbury.
Victor Cuevas, left, toppled four-term incumbent State Representative David Aldarando in August during a Democratic primary for the 75th District in Waterbury's South End. Three months later Cuevas easily won the genreal election against Republican Jack Alseph. Today Cuevas is sworn into office in Hartford. Standing next to Cuevas is his campaign manager Geraldo Reyes. Photograph by John Murray
A member of the musical group Sucari blew into wooden pipes last night as he performed songs from South America during a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the Silas Bronson Library in downtown Waterbury.
Victor Cuevas toppled four-term incumbent State Representative David Aldarando in today's Democratic primary for the 75th District in Waterbury's South End. Photographs by John Murray