Latest Embezzlement News

Florida ex-mayor gets 4+ years in prison for charity fraud

Jan. 18, 2020 10:32 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The former mayor of a Florida city has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for defrauding a United Way charity while he ran the organization. U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe said in a news release Friday that ex-Milton mayor Guyland Thompson pleaded guilty in May to 20...

Ex-nursing home director pleads guilty to $4M embezzlement

Jan. 16, 2020 3:57 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The former operator of Connecticut nursing homes pleaded guilty to embezzlement and tax offenses in federal court. Chaim Stern, 71, of Flushing, New York, waived his right to be indicted in Bridgeport federal court Wednesday, the Connecticut Post reported. The charges against him...

4 years prison for ex-sports book manager at Tahoe casinos

Jan. 15, 2020 6:28 PM EST

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A former sports book manager at two Lake Tahoe casinos has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a $1 million betting scheme. The (Gardnerville) Record-Courier reports 32-year-old Ashley Dean of Carson City was sentenced Monday after admitting to being a...

Man seeks retrial in $1M sports nonprofit embezzlement case

Jan. 11, 2020 6:32 PM EST

A former boxing promoter, ex-college basketball coach and founder of a Rhode Island-based sport institute who was convicted of embezzlement is asking the state supreme court to reverse his conviction and order a new trial. A jury found 71-year-old Daniel Doyle Jr., the founder of the Institute for International...

Illinois accountant admits to embezzling $65M from clients

Jan. 10, 2020 5:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An accountant pleaded guilty Friday to embezzling millions of dollars from a trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago, using the money to finance a luxurious lifestyle that included the purchase of yachts and homes. Sultan Issa, 46, admitted in a plea agreement with federal prosecutors that...

Former theme park worker sentenced in embezzlement case

Jan. 10, 2020 11:58 AM EST

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The former chief financial officer of Silverwood Theme Park has been sentence to up to 14 years in prison for embezzling thousands of dollars from the northern Idaho amusement park. Christopher A. Wyatt, 43, was sentenced in 1st District Court on Tuesday. Judge Scott Wayman said...

Seated, back row from left to right, former Chester County Sheriff's Lt. Johnny Neal, former Chief Deputy Robert Sprouse and suspended Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood await a bond hearing after being indicted on state charges of embezzlement and misconduct in office on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Richland County Courthouse in Columbia, South Carolina. All three men also face federal charges. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

New charges against SC sheriff including pocketing overtime

Jan. 9, 2020 5:22 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A suspended South Carolina sheriff already facing federal charges was indicted Thursday on state charges that he took money meant to pay overtime for his deputies and had officers convert his barn into a flashy man cave while they were on the clock, prosecutors said. Chester County...

An estelada or independence flag, hangs from a tree as a policeman walks past the entrance of Lledoners prison, where former Catalan vice president Oriol Junqueras is currently serving a prison sentence in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, near Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. In a potentially stinging reversal for Spanish justice authorities, the European Union's top court ruled that the former Catalan official serving a prison sentence for his role in a banned independence referendum two years ago had the right to parliamentary immunity when he was on trial. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Spain's top court says separatist politician stays in prison

Jan. 9, 2020 12:03 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that an imprisoned Catalan politician must remain behind bars despite a European court ruling that his election to the European Parliament gave him immunity. Oriol Junqueras’ lawyer had requested his release so the separatist...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone speaks during a memorial service for fallen Florence County Sheriff investigator Farrah Turner at the Florence Center in Florence, S.C. Former Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone pleaded guilty Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, to embezzlement and misconduct in office, according to the state attorney general's office. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro File)

Sheriff admits stealing public money; avoids prison

Jan. 8, 2020 5:25 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina sheriff pleaded guilty Wednesday to committing crimes while in office, becoming the 10th sheriff to do so in the past decade. But like four of those other former lawmen, he won't spend any time in prison. Former Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone pleaded...

Man accused in $9M embezzlement pleads guilty to bank fraud

Jan. 8, 2020 3:10 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A retired Arkansas accountant has pleaded guilty to federal bank fraud just months after being hit with a $9.2 million civil judgment for embezzling funds from a manufacturing company over two years. Edward M. Cooper Jr., 71, on Tuesday admitted to writing 138 unauthorized checks...