Owner of Hudson firm accused of wire fraud in theft

CONCORD – A Hudson business owner faces federal wire fraud charges, alleging he and his family stole roughly $100,000 from a client, court records show.

Scott Drohan, owner of Juskel Services at 20 Robin Drive, Hudson, was released on personal recognizance after his first appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Federal prosecutors filed the wire fraud charge March 19, and now have until April 24 to seek an indictment.

Juskel Services and Juskel Services II are no longer active companies, according to the New Hampshire secretary of state’s office.

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Drohan is accused of stealing funds from J&B Trucking of West Burke, Vt., and Billerica, Mass., according to an affidavit filed in support of the charge by FBI Special Agent Brian Keefe.

Drohan’s company contracted to provide payroll management services and provided workers compensation insurance for the trucking company from June 2002 to March 2005, Keefe wrote.

Drohan’s company failed to pay about $100,000 in state and federal taxes and insurance premiums however, despite having billed the trucking company for the money to cover it, Keefe wrote.

Drohan’s father, William Drohan, worked for him, as did his sister and brother-in-law, Darlene and Stephen Ross, Keefe wrote.

William Drohan told investigators that some of the trucking company’s funds were diverted to his son’s personal accounts, while the Rosses admitted some money was diverted to them, Keefe wrote.