New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
March 5, 2019

Kate Spiner, Director of Communications

Richard Lavers, Deputy Commissioner
Department of Employment Security
(603) 228-4064

Shane Goudas, Unemployment Fraud Prosecutor
(603) 271-8477

State v. Justin Brown

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Department of Employment Security Commissioner George Copadis announce that Justin Brown of Manchester, New Hampshire, had sixty days of his twelve month suspended sentence imposed on March 4, 2019 in the Hillsborough County Superior Court, Northern District based on his failure to communicate with the Department of Employment Security and pay restitution as required.

On October 18, 2016, Mr. Brown was sentenced to 12 months in the House of Corrections, with all but 45 days deferred for six months and then suspended for three years conditioned on good behavior, and the payment of restitution and penalty totaling $6,976.80.

His failure to comply with the Court's sentence resulted in the State's filing of a motion to impose sixty days of his suspended sentence. In addition to imposing the stand-committed time, the defendant paid $1,200.00 toward his restitution on March 4, 2019, and was ordered to contact the Department of Employment Security within seven days from his release from jail.

The Department of Employment Security provides unemployment compensation benefits to eligible claimants who are unemployed through no fault of their own. The Department investigates and prosecutes both criminal and civil unemployment compensation fraud with the goal of protecting New Hampshire's unemployment compensation trust fund.

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