Latest Embezzlement News

Brazil leader's ally suspended after underwear cash jackpot

Oct. 17, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian lawmaker stepped down from his position representing President Jair Bolsonaro’s government and was suspended from the senate, after police searched his house and found cash inside the underwear he was wearing. Federal police targeted Roraima state’s Sen. Chico...

One of best-known tycoons and one of the richest men in the Balkans, Ivica Todoric, stands before the county court in Zagreb, Croatia, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. A Croatian court has acquitted the country’s best-known tycoon in one of the cases related to the collapse of a retail company that has shaken the Balkan region. The County Court ruled that Ivica Todoric and three others were not guilty of charges that they syphoned 1,25 million euros ($1,47 million) from the Agrokor firm. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Croatia tycoon Todoric acquitted in one trial, more pending

Oct. 7, 2020 8:59 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian court on Wednesday acquitted the country's best-known tycoon in one of the cases related to the collapse of a retail company that has shaken the Balkan region. The County Court in the capital, Zagreb, on Wednesday ruled that Ivica Todoric and three others were not guilty...

FILE- In this Aug. 5, 2019 file photo, Maldives' former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb, waves to journalists as he enters the police head quarters after being arrested in Male, Maldives. The former vice president of the Maldives has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to money laundering and embezzlement under orders from the former president. (AP Photo, File)

Maldives ex-vice president jailed again for money laundering

Oct. 6, 2020 4:08 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The former vice president of the Maldives has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to money laundering and embezzlement under orders from the former president. The Criminal Court on Monday night also fined Ahmed Adeeb $129,800. The prison sentence, which will...

FILE - In a Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, file photo, then-United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams speaks during a roundtable with reporters in Detroit. Williams, the former president of the United Auto Workers, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, to an embezzlement scheme, saying he suspected that union dues were being used for golf, lodging and fancy meals but

Ex-UAW president pleads guilty in embezzlement scheme

Sep. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The former president of the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to an embezzlement scheme, saying he suspected that union dues were being used for golf, lodging and fancy meals but “deliberately looked away” and enjoyed the bounty. Dennis Williams is the latest senior...

Embezzlement, sham marriage charges get city treasurer fired

Sep. 25, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The treasurer of Philadelphia was fired Friday after federal prosecutors charged him with embezzling money from customers at a bank where he previously worked and entering into a sham marriage to win U.S. citizenship. Mayor Jim Kenney noted that the allegations against Christian Dunbar...

Cardinal Angelo Becciu talks to journalists during press conference in Rome, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The powerful head of the Vatican's saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, has resigned from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Vatican cardinal pushes back after pope fires him in scandal

Sep. 25, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A powerful Vatican cardinal who was sacked by Pope Francis in an astonishing twist to the Vatican's latest financial scandal pushed back Friday against allegations he embezzled Holy See money and denied he did anything wrong. Cardinal Angelo Becciu presided over an extraordinary news conference...

UN watchdog: 'Staggering' $36M embezzled in South Sudan

Sep. 24, 2020 6:49 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations commission on human rights in South Sudan says “a staggering $36 million” has been misappropriated by government officials and senior politicians since 2016 as widespread corruption continues to drain the world’s youngest nation. “It is...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Chinese real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang speaks at a press reception for his book on China's property market in Shanghai. Ren, who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in a corruption case, the government announced. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

Critic of Chinese leader sentenced to 18 years in graft case

Sep. 21, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The former chairman of a state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday on corruption charges, a court announced. Ren Zhiqiang, who became known for speaking up about...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018 file photo, toppled headstones rest on the ground in Park Cemetery in Bridgeport, Conn. The former caretaker of the cemetery is facing a new charge of embezzling more than $60,000 from the cemetery. Dale LaPrade, 66, was charged with first-degree larceny on Sept. 10 after a forensic audit discovered the theft of funds from Park Cemetery in Bridgeport between 2016 and 2018. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)

Ex-manager of bone-strewn cemetery charged with embezzling

Sep. 16, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former caretaker of a Connecticut cemetery where police found bones strewn about and new graves placed over old ones is facing a new charge of embezzling more than $60,000 from the cemetery. Dale LaPrade, 66, was charged with first-degree larceny on Sept. 10 after a forensic...

Ex-Driscoll's exec sentenced for stealing from berry giant

Sep. 10, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former executive for one of the world's largest berry suppliers was sentenced to federal prison Thursday and ordered to repay nearly $1.5 million. Marc Marier, 42, of Napierville, Illinois, was sentenced in a San Jose federal courtroom to 29 months in prison after pleading guilty...