Kittery Man heads to prison for giving false document to probation officer

Man heads to prison for giving false document to probation officer


Thursday, November 13, 2014


thCAP9OXQWPORTLAND, Maine — A Kittery, Maine, man was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court for providing false documents to his federal probation officer.

Michael Rock, 54, was sentenced by Judge D. Brock Hornby to 39 months in prison, consisting of 27 months for violating conditions of supervised release. Rock received an additional 12 months for providing a false document to his probation officer. Rock was also sentenced to three years of supervised release following his release from prison. Rock pleaded guilty to the charges on May 8, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II.

According to court records, in November 2013, Rock was on federal supervised release following a conviction in Maine for providing false information in a credit application. He had previously been convicted twice in Maine for mail fraud. As a result of his convictions, he owed more than $60,000 in restitution to his victims.

As part of his supervised release, Rock was required to answer truthfully all inquiries by his probation officer and provide the officer with any requested financial information. After Rock’s probation officer received information leading her to suspect that he had violated his release conditions, she instructed him to complete a financial disclosure form. On the form, Rock failed to disclose a bank account through which he conducted most of his financial activity. The officer’s investigation also revealed that Rock failed to disclose that he was paying rent for a second residence in York in addition to the residence in Kittery that he disclosed.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Probation Office.