Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in theft of $1.2M in COVID-19 aid


              Former State Rep. Michael DiMassa, left, arrives at US District Court in Hartford with his attorney John Gulash, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. DiMassa is accused of stealing federal COVID relief money by billing the city of West Haven, where he also worked as an aide to the City Council, for pandemic related consulting services that federal officials said he never performed. (Jessica Hill/Hartford Courant via AP)
            
              Michael DiMassa, left, and his lawyer, John Gulash, leave federal court, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Hartford, Conn. DiMassa, a former state representative, pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud conspiracy charges in connection with the theft of about $1.2 million in federal coronavirus relief funds from the city of West Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
            
              Michael DiMassa, left, and his lawyer, John Gulash, leave federal court, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Hartford, Conn. DiMassa, a former state representative, pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud conspiracy charges in connection with the theft of about $1.2 million in federal coronavirus relief funds from the city of West Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
            
              Former State Rep. Michael DiMassa, left, arrives at US District Court in Hartford with his attorney John Gulash, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. DiMassa is accused of stealing federal COVID relief money by billing the city of West Haven, where he also worked as an aide to the City Council, for pandemic related consulting services that federal officials said he never performed. (Jessica Hill/Hartford Courant via AP)
            
              Michael DiMassa, left, and his lawyer, John Gulash, leave federal court, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Hartford, Conn. DiMassa, a former state representative, pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud conspiracy charges in connection with the theft of about $1.2 million in federal coronavirus relief funds from the city of West Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
            
              Former State Rep. Michael DiMassa, left, arrives at US District Court in Hartford with his attorney John Gulash, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. DiMassa is accused of stealing federal COVID relief money by billing the city of West Haven, where he also worked as an aide to the City Council, for pandemic related consulting services that federal officials said he never performed. (Jessica Hill/Hartford Courant via AP)
            
              Michael DiMassa, left, and his lawyer, John Gulash, leave federal court, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Hartford, Conn. DiMassa, a former state representative, pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud conspiracy charges in connection with the theft of about $1.2 million in federal coronavirus relief funds from the city of West Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
            
              Former State Rep. Michael DiMassa at US District Court in Hartford with his attorney John Gulash, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. DiMassa is accused of stealing federal COVID relief money by billing the city of West Haven, where he also worked as an aide to the City Council, for pandemic related consulting services that federal officials said he never performed. (Jessica Hill/Hartford Courant via AP)
            
              Former State Rep. Michael DiMassa, center, arrives at US District Court in Hartford with his attorney John Gulash, right, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. DiMassa is accused of stealing federal COVID relief money by billing the city of West Haven, where he also worked as an aide to the City Council, for pandemic related consulting services that federal officials said he never performed. (Jessica Hill/Hartford Courant via AP)
            
              Former State Rep. Michael DiMassa, left, arrives at US District Court in Hartford with his attorney John Gulash, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. DiMassa is accused of stealing federal COVID relief money by billing the city of West Haven, where he also worked as an aide to the City Council, for pandemic related consulting services that federal officials said he never performed. (Jessica Hill/Hartford Courant via AP)
Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in theft of $1.2M in COVID-19 aid