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News Release

For Immediate Release
February 20, 2009

Jane E. Young
(603) 271-3671 work; (603) 545-9282 cell
Karen E. Huntress
(603) 271-3671 work; (603) 419-0124 cell

Misdemeanor Charges Against Employment Security Commissioner Brothers

The Merrimack County Grand Jury today returned 10 informations charging Employment Security Commissioner Richard S. Brothers (age 50) with the crime of Unsworn Falsification. For each month between August 2007 and May 2008, the informations charge that Richard Brothers knowingly made a written false statement, which he did not believe to be true, with a purpose to deceive a public servant in the performance of his or her official function, by submitting travel vouchers for reimbursement for mileage and tolls and attesting to trips he had not actually taken, thereby causing the State to reimburse him for mileage and toll expenses he had not actually incurred for the dates and/or locations stated on the travel vouchers.

An arraignment is anticipated to occur in the Merrimack County Superior Court within the next thirty days.

New Hampshire Department of Justice | 33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658