Latest Embezzlement News

Top Navalny associates detained ahead of protests

Apr. 21, 2021 05:07 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Two close associates of Alexei Navalny were detained Wednesday ahead of protests planned to support the imprisoned Russian opposition leader, who has been on a hunger strike since March 31. Navalny's team called Sunday for nationwide protests after...

Ex-North Carolina police chief accused of stealing evidence

Apr. 20, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

CHADBOURN, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina police chief who resigned nearly two weeks ago amid an investigation into missing evidence is accused of taking a variety of narcotics, thousands of dollars in cash and firearms from the evidence locker, authorities said. ...

Woman pleads guilty to embezzling from nursing home resident

Apr. 20, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — The former admissions director at a Massachusetts nursing home has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $230,000 from a resident and spending the money on home repairs, vacations and other personal expenses, state Attorney General Maura Healey’s office said Tuesday....

Quapaw tribe charges former leader with embezzlement

Apr. 19, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

QUAPAW, Okla. (AP) — The former chairman and secretary-treasurer for the Quapaw Nation have been charged in tribal court with embezzlement, abuse of office and other charges. Former Chairman John Berrey was charged Friday with 11 criminal counts, while former...

Gaetz friend was lightning rod for controversy in Florida

Apr. 17, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It all started with a hunch by a central Florida prep school teacher about who had launched a politically motivated smear campaign against him, falsely alleging he was racist and in a sexual relationship with a high school student. Investigators say...

Shoe company exec to plead guilty to embezzling $30M

Apr. 14, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former top executive at a Massachusetts-based shoe manufacturer has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling $30 million from the company, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Richard Hajjar, 64, the former chief financial officer of Alden Shoe Co., agreed to...

Police discover $855K embezzlement scheme in state agency

Apr. 14, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich (AP) — A former state employee was charged with embezzlement after investigators discovered that he stole more than $855,000 paid by well owners who needed permits, the Michigan attorney general's office said Wednesday. The figure likely reached $1.5...

Morris Brown College nears reaccreditation after 20 years

Apr. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A historically Black college that barely skirted death during 20 years without accreditation said Tuesday that is near regaining that seal of approval. Atlanta's Morris Brown College said the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools has...

US nominates NY lawyer to monitor United Auto Workers union

Apr. 12, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in Detroit is recommending that a federal judge name New York lawyer Neil Barofsky to monitor the United Auto Workers union's behavior after a corruption scandal. Appointing an independent monitor is part of a settlement the...

Broadband nonprofit's ex-CEO charged with misusing funds

Apr. 10, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man who served as CEO of a broadband nonprofit has been indicted on federal charges that he misused government contract money and used more than $160,000 in company funds to pay for a boat and a family vacation. A grand jury on Thursday...