Latest Embezzlement News

7-year sentence imposed for theft from campaign, others

Jan. 24, 2020 6:27 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former lawyer has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for embezzling more than $1.6 million from groups including the campaign fund of Virginia Senate Majority Leader Richard Saslaw. David H. Miller, 71, of Fairfax, was sentenced Friday in federal court in Alexandria....

Former deputy circuit clerk charged with embezzlement in WVa

Jan. 24, 2020 4:52 PM EST

KEYSER, W.Va. (AP) — A former employee in a West Virginia county has been charged with embezzlement and fraudulent schemes for allegedly taking tens of thousands of dollars over a three-year period. Former Mineral County Chief Deputy Circuit Clerk Gary Duane Feaster was charged Friday, state Auditor John...

Woman pleads guilty to embezzling $180K from animal hospital

Jan. 24, 2020 3:06 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $180,000 from a local animal hospital, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Sasha Saulnier, 32, of Lowell, pleaded guilty to six counts of wire fraud in Boston federal court on Thursday. Prosecutors said she'd been a...

In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, attends the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from the collection of her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angola's foreign minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

Amid scandal, 'Africa's richest woman' sells European assets

Jan. 24, 2020 11:03 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The billionaire daughter of a former African leader is shedding some of her investments in Europe after she came under official investigation for alleged money-laundering and corruption. Isabel dos Santos has invested heavily in recent years in Portugal, the former colonial ruler...

Former executive sentenced in $1.8 million embezzling case

Jan. 23, 2020 4:02 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former human resources director from St. Louis was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for embezzling more than $1.8 million from her employer. Nicole Scott, 42, also must pay back the money. She pleaded guilty in October to one federal count of wire fraud. Federal prosecutors...

In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, attends the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from the collection of her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angola's foreign minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

Portugal police: Banker in Angola scandal hangs himself

Jan. 23, 2020 10:50 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese banker named in a major Angolan money-laundering and corruption scandal has died in an apparent suicide at his home, police said Thursday. Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, named as a suspect by Angolan authorities in an investigation targeting the billionaire daughter of...

Attorney: Bookkeeper with 'shopping compulsion' stole $303K

Jan. 22, 2020 10:25 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi bookkeeper is accused of embezzling $303,000 from her employer to make online purchases because she had a “shopping compulsion," according to court testimony from her attorney Tuesday. Elizabeth Rose O’Neil, 36, and her attorney said in Circuit Court in...

Virginia accountant gets jail time in embezzlement case

Jan. 22, 2020 2:44 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — An accountant who pleaded guilty to taking thousands of dollars from two companies in Virginia has been ordered to serve jail time and pay restitution. Amanda Jill Garrison, 40, was sentenced Tuesday on one count of embezzlement, The Roanoke Times reported. She had worked for Yellow Cab...

Florida ex-mayor gets 4+ years in prison for charity fraud

Jan. 18, 2020 10:32 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The former mayor of a Florida city has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for defrauding a United Way charity while he ran the organization. U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe said in a news release Friday that ex-Milton mayor Guyland Thompson pleaded guilty in May to 20...

Ex-nursing home director pleads guilty to $4M embezzlement

Jan. 16, 2020 3:57 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The former operator of Connecticut nursing homes pleaded guilty to embezzlement and tax offenses in federal court. Chaim Stern, 71, of Flushing, New York, waived his right to be indicted in Bridgeport federal court Wednesday, the Connecticut Post reported. The charges against him...