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Executive who embezzled $48 million gets 75-month sentence

Oct. 18, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former publication company executive was sentenced to more than six years in prison Monday in a $48 million embezzlement plot. A federal judge sentenced Nestor Charriez to 75 months and also ordered him to pay $43 million in restitution. ...

Former office manager gets 18 months for taking $240K

Aug. 31, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former office manager for a nonprofit residential center for boys who pleaded guilty to directing about $240,000 to her personal bank accounts was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, the U.S. attorney's office said Monday. According to...

Taiwanese man gets 6 years in prison in COVID-19 fund fraud

Aug. 11, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Taiwanese man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison after admitting to defrauding a program designed to keep small businesses financially afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Sheng-Wen Cheng, 25, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by...

2 men indicted in alleged $1 million COVID relief scheme

Aug. 03, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges on Tuesday against two Montana men accused of pocketing $1 million in loans that were meant to cover payroll and other expenses through the federal government's COVID-19 relief program. Trevor Lanius-McLeod,...