twiw-horizontal-trans-150h
Is there a story you think we should be covering? Have a tip on something we should look at?
Contact Us

Former State Sen. Dean Tran Indicted on New Federal Charges

By Tom Marino | June 21, 2024
Last Updated: June 21, 2024

FITCHBURG – The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday additional charges against former Massachusetts State Senator Dean Tran. Tran formerly represented parts of Middlesex County.

Prosecutors also announced charges against Tuyet Martin, 54, of Pelham, NH, who is Tran’s sister.

Tran faces charges of obstruction of justice and making a false statement.

Martin faces charges of perjury and two counts of obstruction of justice.

In November 2023, law enforcement arrest Tran, 48, of Fitchburg, after a grand jury indicted him on 28 charges related to his alleged fraudulent collection of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits and omission of consulting and rental income from his tax returns over three years, from 2020 to 2022.

A Worcester grand jury in state court also indicted Tran in July 2022 for alleged theft of a firearm from an elderly constituent and subsequent efforts to mislead investigators

According to federal prosecutors, during the investigation of Tran’s alleged unemployment benefits and tax fraud schemes, investigators discovered a job offer letter to Tran during a search of his home in June 2022. The letter offered Tran a position at Alecon Enterprises, Inc. Martin, who was an owner and CEO of Alecon, was named on the letter as its author.

Prosecutors allege Martin deleted email correspondence with Tran related to the offer letter. She also allegedly provided false testimony to a federal grand jury in July 2023 related to the offer letter.

Tran allegedly made false statements to agents about the letter, including whether Martin wrote the letter and about her signature on it.

The charge of obstruction of justice provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000.

The charge of false statements provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000.

The charge of perjury provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000.


Editor’s note: The information provided in this report is based on events as described by the U.S. Department of Justice. The claims within are allegations which may be challenged by the accused in court.

Follow us on The016.com, the social network for Worcester and you!

This Week in Worcester participates in affiliate marketing programs. This means we may post customized links, provided by retailers, to track referrals to their websites, and we may earn an advertising fee from any purchases made through these links. This program uses cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales