Latest Embezzlement News

Election official pleads guilty to misusing pandemic money

Jan. 10, 2023 12:11 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An election commissioner in Mississippi's largest county has pleaded guilty to fraud and embezzlement charges related to misuse of pandemic relief money from a group funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Hinds County Election Commissioner Toni Johnson,...

Argentina's VP Fernández guilty in $1B fraud, gets 6 years

Dec. 06, 2022 19:26 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández was convicted and sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison and a lifetime ban from holding public office for a fraud scheme that embezzled $1 billion through public works projects during her presidency. A...

Reformers take 6 of 14 UAW board seats, could win majority

Dec. 04, 2022 12:17 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Reform-minded candidates won several races as members of the United Auto Workers union voted on their leaders in an election that stemmed from a federal bribery and embezzlement scandal involving former union officials. In unofficial results posted early Sunday on a...

Reform candidates lead in UAW races with 84% of vote counted

Dec. 02, 2022 18:37 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union appeared on Friday to favor replacing many of their current leaders in an election that stemmed from a federal bribery and embezzlement scandal involving former union officials. Reform-minded candidates, many part of the UAW...

Ex-con gets at least 18 years in severed head case in Vegas

Dec. 01, 2022 20:01 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An ex-convict who led police on a chase around Las Vegas before officers found the severed head and dismembered body of his friend in a stolen vehicle he was driving was sentenced Thursday to at least 18 years in prison. Eric John Holland said he was “truly...

Priest charged with stealing $830,000 from retired priests

Dec. 01, 2022 19:47 PM EST

DEWITT, Mich. (AP) — A Catholic priest is accused of stealing more than $800,000 from three retired priests in the Lansing Diocese. The Rev. David Rosenberg was arraigned Thursday on embezzlement charges and other crimes in Clinton County, north of Lansing, the attorney general's...

Ex-president of Comoros convicted of selling passports

Nov. 28, 2022 13:02 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A court in the Indian Ocean island of Comoros sentenced former President Ahmed Abdallah Sambi on Monday to life in prison for illegally selling the country's passports, according to local media reports. The Court for State Security in the capital Moroni also ordered...

Iraqi PM: Probe recovers part of $2.5B embezzled from taxes

Nov. 28, 2022 03:25 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's government said on Sunday it will recover part of nearly $2.5 billion in funds embezzled from the country's tax authority in a massive scheme involving a network of businesses and officials. Approximately 182 billion Iraqi dinars, or $125 million, of the...

Vatican court hears secret recording of pope on hostage fees

Nov. 24, 2022 15:05 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican tribunal weighing a financial fraud case heard from an unusual witness Thursday, when a secret recording of Pope Francis was played to the court about the Holy See’s payments to free a nun held hostage by al-Qaida-linked militants. The broadcast of...

Sheriff: Ex-SC official embezzled thousands for own use

Nov. 23, 2022 14:31 PM EST

EFFINGHAM, S.C. (AP) — The former clerk for a small northeast South Carolina town has been charged with embezzlement of public funds. In a post on Facebook, investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office said Tina Sullivan, 50, of Marion, was arrested Tuesday and is being...