Latest Embezzlement News

Rector of top Moscow university put under house arrest

Aug. 03, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court ruled Wednesday to transfer a university rector from jail to house arrest in an embezzlement case that has been seen by some observers as part of authorities' efforts to target members of the country's liberal elite. Sergei Zuyev, the rector of the...

2 former Natchez employees indicted on embezzlement charges

Aug. 01, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Two former Natchez city employees were arrested Monday after being indicted on embezzlement charges, the Mississippi auditor's office said. Former city clerk Servia Fortenberry and former deputy clerk Sevetrius Dillon are accused of wiring payments from a city...

Maryland lawmaker charged with felony theft, other charges

Jul. 27, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland state legislator who recently lost his primary for reelection has been charged with felony theft and other charges related to the misuse of state funds, officials said Wednesday. Del. Richard Impallaria, a Republican, has been charged with multiple...

Ex-UAW official gets nearly 5 years in prison for cash theft

Jul. 26, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former official at the United Auto Workers was sentenced Tuesday to nearly five years in prison for embezzling $2.1 million. Timothy Edmunds was secretary-treasurer of UAW Local 412, which represents about 2,600 people who work for Stellantis, formerly known as...

Food truck owner charged with pandemic relief fraud

Jul. 20, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a Massachusetts food truck business who authorities say misused most of the $1.5 million in federal pandemic relief funding he obtained by investing it in the stock market has been arrested, federal authorities said. Loc Vo, 55, faces a charge of wire...

Federal monitor accuses UAW of concealing misconduct probe

Jul. 19, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A monitor appointed by a federal judge in the wake of a United Auto Workers bribery and embezzlement scandal contends that the union has been uncooperative by withholding information on additional misconduct allegations. The monitor, Neil Barofsky, made the assertion...

Lebanese forces, investigative judge raid central bank

Jul. 19, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security forces, accompanied by an investigative judge, raided the country's Central Bank on Tuesday in a divisive investigation against the bank's embattled governor. Judge Ghada Aoun had been investigating Gov. Riad Salameh, and in March charged him with...

Former office manager gets 4-year sentence in $580K theft

Jul. 07, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former company office manager was sentenced Thursday to four years in federal prison for stealing over $580,000 from the business, including COVID-19 relief funds, and using the money to buy a boat and other items. Jessica Pechtel, 35, had pleaded guilty in...

California woman fakes cancer, forges notes to avoid prison

Jul. 06, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One note submitted to the federal judge sentencing a 38-year-old California woman for embezzlement claimed that a biopsy had revealed “cancerous cells” in her uterus. Another indicated that she was undergoing a surgical procedure, and her cancer had spread to the cervix. Yet...

Vatican closes London property sale at a loss after scandal

Jul. 01, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Vatican said Friday it had finalized the sale of a London property that is the focus of a criminal trial in the Vatican courts, offloading the former Harrods warehouse for 186 million pounds (215 million euros, US$223 million). The Vatican secretariat of state had...