Latest Embezzlement News

Man awaiting sentence in embezzlement case dies in jail

Jan. 28, 2022 10:56 AM EST

WEST OLIVE, Mich. (AP) — A man has died in a western Michigan jail days after pleading no contest in the theft of more than $900,000 from a school district where he worked. Brian Wheeler, 56, was pronounced dead Thursday night in the Ottawa County Jail in West Olive after deputies...

Vatican selling London property at heart of fraud trial

Jan. 28, 2022 09:45 AM EST

ROME (AP) — The Vatican said Friday it has signed a contract to sell a luxury London building that is at the heart of a fraud and embezzlement trial under way in the Vatican's criminal tribunal, recovering more than it expected from the loss-making investment. The Vatican’s...

Feds: former Bardstown official embezzled nearly $800,000

Jan. 26, 2022 04:03 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former city official in Bardstown has been charged with embezzling more than $760,000 from the city over several years. Tracy L. Hudson was indicted by a federal grand jury in Louisville last week. Hudson embezzled the money between 2013 and 2019 while...

Vatican cardinal complains prosecutors asked about sex life

Jan. 25, 2022 13:41 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The lone cardinal indicted in the Vatican’s big fraud and embezzlement trial has issued a formal protest to the court claiming the pope’s prosecutors had offended his dignity by suggesting he was having sex with a co-defendant. Cardinal Angelo Becciu, a...

Indonesia, Singapore sign key defense, extradition treaties

Jan. 25, 2022 04:55 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Singapore on Tuesday signed a series of key defense and diplomatic agreements that appeared to mark a turning point in relations between the Southeast Asian neighbors. The agreement on defense cooperation — along with separate treaties on...

School tech chief pleads no contest to embezzlement

Jan. 24, 2022 17:28 PM EST

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A school official accused of stealing more than $900,000 in western Michigan pleaded no contest Monday to embezzlement. Brian Wheeler was technology director at the Grand Haven district in Ottawa County. Investigators said he created bills, picked up...

Kuwait pursues corruption charges in Eurofighter plane deal

Jan. 24, 2022 15:04 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's government said Monday that it had referred two senior military officers for prosecution in a major corruption case related to the country's purchase of Eurofighter Typhoon combat planes, after an investigation into the jets' improperly inflated price....

Former Kentucky sheriff indicted on 2 federal charges

Jan. 21, 2022 11:44 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former eastern Kentucky sheriff is accused of stealing more than $50,000 of cash seized by law enforcement, according to a federal indictment. Prosecutors announced Thursday that Keith Cooper, 68, was indicted last week by a grand jury in Covington on one...

Former county official faces embezzlement, fraud charges

Jan. 19, 2022 17:25 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former emergency manager for a Mississippi county has been arrested following his indictment for fraud and embezzlement. State Auditor Shad White said Wednesday that agents from his office arrested Gregory Sanford and presented him with a $17,063 demand...

Italian high court faults prosecutors in Vatican-linked case

Jan. 15, 2022 09:22 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy’s supreme court has faulted prosecutors for withholding evidence benefiting the key suspect in the Vatican’s fraud and embezzlement trial in a parallel case in the Italian courts. The Court of Cassation ordered the Tribunal of Review to...