Latest Embezzlement News

Men arrested after using open houses to rob celeb's homes

Aug. 22, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say two men in Los Angeles were arrested after using open houses to rob homes of celebrities, including singers Usher and Adam Lambert. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Thursday that 32-year-old realtor Jason Emil Yaselli and 33-year-old Benjamin...

FBI takes down Nigerian fraudsters in $46M case

Aug. 22, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The relationship between a Japanese woman and a U.S. Army captain stationed in Syria started online, through an international social network for digital pen pals. It grew into an internet romance over 10 months of daily emails. It ended with the woman $200,000 poorer and on the verge of...

Priest accused of stealing nearly $100K from parish

Aug. 21, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

DOWNINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Roman Catholic priest is accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from his parish and spending it on a beach house and men he met on dating apps. The Chester County District Attorney's Office says 56-year-old Monsignor Joseph McLoone was arrested Wednesday for theft from...

Former New Mexico AD indicted on embezzlement charges

Aug. 21, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs, who left in 2017 amid questions over spending, has been indicted in connection with a lavish 2015 golf trip to Scotland that was partly paid for with state funds, according to court documents filed Wednesday. The...

Feds arrest former state police union leader and lobbyist

Aug. 21, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former president of the Massachusetts State Police labor union and the union's former lobbyist were arrested Wednesday and charged with misusing union funds for their own personal gain. FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents arrested Dana Pullman, the former head of the State Police...

The Latest: Ex-police union leader, lobbyist appear in court

Aug. 21, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of the former president of the Massachusetts State Police labor union and the union's former lobbyist (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The former president of and the lobbyist for the Massachusetts State Police labor union have appeared in Boston federal court on charges...

Honduras' ex-first lady convicted of fraud, embezzlement

Aug. 20, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Honduran court convicted former first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla on Tuesday of embezzling about $600,000 in government money between 2010 and 2014, when her husband Porfirio Lobo was president. Bonilla's sentence will be announced Aug. 28 and could run between 58 and 87 years in...

Illinois state senator pleads not guilty to embezzlement

Aug. 16, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois state senator has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he took more than $250,000 in salary and benefits over three years from the Teamsters while doing little or no work. Democrat Thomas Cullerton of Villa Park was due to be released on his own recognizance following...

GOP congressman set to go to trial weeks before 2020 primary

Aug. 13, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter won't go on trial until next year on corruption charges that involve the spending of campaign cash on vacations, extramarital affairs and other items, a U.S. judge decided Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Whelan changed the trial date from Sept. 10 to Jan....

The Latest: Judge delays corruption trial of lawmaker

Aug. 13, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the corruption case against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A U.S. judge in San Diego has pushed back the corruption trial of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter until next year. The 42-year-old Republican lawmaker and his wife have been accused of misusing $250,000...