Latest Embezzlement News

Kuwait’s ruler fires son over feud with fellow minister

Nov. 18, 2019 9:25 AM EST

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s ruler on Monday fired his own son and another Cabinet minister after they publicly feuded over accusations of corruption, ordering the prime minister to form a new government. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah issued the decree just days after Kuwait’s Cabinet...

Convention bureau employee pleads guilty to embezzlement

Nov. 14, 2019 4:21 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The former finance director of the Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $4 million from the agency. Citing the Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney, The Kentucky Enquirer reports that Bridget Johnson admitted to using her...

Texas judged suspended following fraud charges

Nov. 13, 2019 4:54 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas judge has been suspended after being indicted in October on federal fraud charges for allegedly spending campaign money on personal expenses. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct removed Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas from the bench Tuesday pending the resolution of her criminal...

S Carolina man pleads guilty to $1M federal fraud charge

Nov. 13, 2019 5:34 AM EST

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling more than $1 million over three years from a company that sells dumpsters. U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon said in a statement Tuesday that 39-year-old William Tye Grisel created fake companies to charge the waste...

Ex-Mississippi bookkeeper pleads guilty to embezzlement

Nov. 12, 2019 6:31 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A former bookkeeper for a Mississippi county has pleaded guilty to embezzlement and was sentenced to eight years in prison. The Vicksburg Post reports state Auditor Shad White announced Tuesday that Warren County Circuit Judge James Chaney sentenced Paula Hunt and ordered her to...

Woman sentenced for embezzling $547,000 from foundation

Nov. 12, 2019 3:18 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 52-year-old Kansas City woman has been sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison without parole for embezzlement. Kathleen Frederico was an accountant at Saint Luke's Foundation when she embezzled the money. During her sentencing Tuesday, Frederico was ordered to...

Texas judge accused of misspending $25,000 in campaign funds

Nov. 8, 2019 5:07 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas judge is facing fraud charges for allegedly spending campaign money on personal expenses. Prosecutors say Harris County Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas misused nearly $25,000 in campaign funds between January 2016 and March 2017. The indictment unsealed Friday shows she spent that...

Ex-North Providence superintendent pleads to embezzlement

Nov. 8, 2019 3:40 PM EST

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Prosecutors say the former superintendent in North Providence has pleaded no contest to embezzlement for misusing a school-issued credit card. Attorney General Peter Neronha says 49-year-old Bridget Morisseau, formerly of Cumberland, entered the plea Friday in Providence...

National Guard sergeant pleads guilty to mail fraud

Nov. 8, 2019 10:05 AM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont National Guard supply sergeant has pleaded guilty to a mail fraud charge accusing him of ordering items for the military and then selling them on the internet. The Rutland Herald reports that 42-year-old Ammon Yule, of Chittenden, entered a plea agreement Thursday. Five...

Ex-tribal chairman pleads guilty to wire fraud

Nov. 7, 2019 6:12 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A former Blackfeet tribal chairman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for his role in stealing from the Montana tribe's Head Start program through an overtime pay scheme. Prosecutors say Willie Sharp authorized false overtime claims totaling over $174,000, including payments to his...