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RIT freshman faces money laundering, conspiracy charges

Michael Colavecchia, who recently completed his freshman season at Rochester Institute of Technology, was arrested this week and charged with money laundering and conspiracy in an alleged scheme to defraud the Toronto Transit Commission.

CTV News in Toronto has reported that Colavecchia, as well as his father Bruno and mother Vincenza Grossi, along with Sebastian Corbo, were all arrested after a yearlong TTC internal investigation.

It is alleged that Corbo, who owns a paving business, overcharged the city of Toronto for work performed and the Colavecchias set up phony accounts to assist in the fraud.

“We are sorry to hear of the news concerning Michael and his family,” an RIT athletic department spokesperson said. “This is a legal matter in Canada so we have no further comment. We expect due process to take its course.”

All four suspects have a court hearing on July 28.

Colavecchia played in 35 games for the Tigers last season, and was seventh on the team in scoring with 18 points.


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  • Spidermonkey86

    Well it’s better than pissing in an elevator….

    • Farley

      You’re a loser. Everyone knows pissing in an elevator is better than money laundering and conspiracy.

    • GTC

      On which planet?

      • Spidermonkey86

        Hey if you’re going to violate the rules go for broke….Kids was smart enough to launder money good for him….I know the bar is set sooo high at UND in fact isn’t it true the first kid to spell out their full name gets to be valedictorian

    • flickertail

      Well he can fall back on North Dakota if RIT gives him the boot!

      • Spidermonkey86

        Kid might be too smart for UND….he goes to RIT so he can probably spell his own name