Latest Embezzlement News

Ex-UAW leader gets nearly 2 years in prison for corruption

May. 11, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A welder who rose from the factory floor to become president of a venerable U.S. labor union was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in prison for luxurious winter stays in the California sun covered by dues paid by his blue-collar members. Dennis Williams,...

Ex-Mauritania leader under house arrest on corruption charge

May. 11, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mauritania's authorities placed former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz under house arrest Tuesday as they investigate allegations of corruption, embezzlement and money laundering made against the West African country's last leader. Aziz...

Ex-bank official gets year in prison for $1.5M embezzlement

May. 10, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Bank of America manager who pleaded guilty to embezzling $1.5 million from a company that did business with the bank and using some of the money to buy a luxury Porsche SUV has been sentenced to a year in prison, federal prosecutors said. Waqas...

Waubay woman sentenced to prison for program theft

May. 09, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Waubay woman accused of stealing money from an American Indian agency has been sentenced to more than two years in prison. Dawn Block, 53, pleaded guilty earlier to program theft. Authorities say the embezzlement...

Ex-police chief indicted on 88 counts in evidence theft case

May. 07, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina police chief who resigned last month amid an investigation into missing evidence has been indicted on 88 felony counts, authorities announced Friday. William Anthony Spivey was indicted by a Columbus County grand jury on...

Qatar finance minister arrested in corruption investigation

May. 06, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar's finance minister was being questioned over alleged abuse of power and misuse of public funds in the energy-rich state after the attorney general ordered him arrested, state-run media reported Thursday. The detention of Ali...

Mississippi school maintenance workers arrested for fraud

May. 06, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Two former school maintenance workers in Mississippi were arrested on fraud and embezzlement charges for allegedly submitting falsified timesheets, according to the state auditor. Former Biloxi Public School District employees Michael Ludlow and...

Shoe company executive pleads guilty to embezzling $30M

May. 05, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former top executive at a nearly 140-year-old shoe manufacturer in Massachusetts pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling $30 million from the company and spending it on luxury items and travel for himself and another person, federal prosecutors in Boston said. ...

Government seeks 2-year prison sentence for ex-UAW leader

May. 04, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a two-year prison sentence for a former president of the United Auto Workers who they say had “two lives" — as a leader of a blue-collar union and as a connoisseur of premium champagne and California vacation villas paid for with members' dues. ...

Miami money manager gets 4 years in Venezuela bribery case

May. 01, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Miami money manager to nearly four years in prison for his role in a $1.2 billion conspiracy to embezzle funds from Venezuela’s state-owned oil company. Prosecutors had been seeking a much stiffer sentence against Gustavo...