A federal grand jury has handed down a criminal indictment accusing a former life insurance agent of defrauding the widow of a Port Authority police officer who died during the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the New York World Trade Center complex.
The indictment, issued by a grand jury in a federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., charges Kevin Dunn with taking about $250,000 of the $2 million in WTC victim compensation benefits that the widow received in connection with her husband’s death.
Dunn, who was an agent for MetLife Inc., New York, will be arraigned today in Brooklyn, according to officials in the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn.
U.S. District Judge I. Leo Glasser has been assigned to preside over the case.
“This is a matter that MetLife uncovered and subsequently referred to the proper authorities,” a company spokesman says in a statement about the case.
Dunn’s lawyer, Mario Gallucci of Staten Island, N.Y., asked that people not to rush to judgment about his client.