Latest Embezzlement News

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...

Former Virginia delegate charged with embezzlement

Jan. 13, 2022 12:11 PM EST

PEARISBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia state legislator was charged Wednesday with embezzling from a historical society where he worked. Joseph Yost, 35, of Pearisburg was charged with four counts of embezzling from the Giles County Historical Society, The Roanoke Times...

Lebanese judge issues travel ban for central bank governor

Jan. 11, 2022 13:37 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese judge Tuesday issued a travel ban for the country’s central bank governor, state-run National News Agency and a lawyer said. The move comes after a corruption lawsuit accused him of embezzlement and dereliction of duty during the country's financial meltdown, . ...

Lawyer for man accused of killing wife wants trial moved

Jan. 08, 2022 16:45 PM EST

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — The lawyer for a Vermont man accused of killing his wife more than three years ago has asked a judge to move the first-degree murder trial out of Orleans County because of what he said was an “extraordinary amount” of pre-trial publicity. Randall Swartz, 61,...

Man admits embezzling from employer after owner's death

Jan. 08, 2022 11:07 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from his employer following the company owner’s death, according to a prosecutor. Benjamin Padua Jr., 56, of Huntersville, pleaded guilty to wire fraud on Thursday and...

Libya’s chief prosecutor orders culture minister jailed

Dec. 29, 2021 12:01 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s top prosecutor on Wednesday ordered the country's culture minister jailed pending an investigation into allegations of corruption. General Prosecutor Al-Sediq al-Sour said in a statement that Minister Mabrouka Othman would be jailed for four days pending the...

Prosecutor: Suspect in Vegas severed head case a prior felon

Dec. 28, 2021 16:21 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prosecutor in Las Vegas told a judge Tuesday that a man jailed after police found the severed head and body parts of an acquaintance in the truck he was driving has prior felony and federal criminal convictions dating to the 1980s in states including California, Texas and...

Michigan employee who embezzled $855,690 sentenced to jail

Dec. 21, 2021 17:45 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan state employee who pleaded guilty to multiple felonies for embezzling $855,690 from the state was sentenced to jail time Tuesday in an Ingham County court. Joseph Pettit, who worked for the state Department of Environment, Great Lakes and...

Ex-CEO charged with embezzling $15M to fund lavish lifestyle

Dec. 18, 2021 14:31 PM EST

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former CEO has been charged with embezzling more than $15 million from her employer and using stolen money to pay for a lavish lifestyle, including travel, jewelry and family weddings, according to federal prosecutors. Donna Osowitt Steele, of...