Latest Embezzlement News

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...

Former employee at nonprofit charged with stealing $4.7M

Apr. 09, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former employee of a West Virginia nonprofit organization has been accused of embezzling more than $4.7 million in federal funds, according to court documents. Ruth Marie Phillips, 68, of Chesapeake, Ohio, was charged Wednesday with stealing...

Man who embezzled $36M from L.A. firm sentenced to prison

Apr. 08, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who embezzled more than $36 million from a Los Angeles company was sentenced Thursday to 10 1/2 years in federal prison and ordered to repay the money. Paul McDaniel, 44, used most of the funds he embezzled to pay off $23 million in credit card...

El Salvador's long-dominant parties in crisis after drubbing

Apr. 07, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Saúl Meléndez, a former fighter during El Salvador’s civil war, was for years a loyal member of the leftist political party formed by his fellow ex-guerrillas after the war. But Meléndez has now won his first elected office — not...

Ex-church official who stole $1.2M sentenced on tax counts

Apr. 07, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former western Pennsylvania church administrator who is currently in state prison for stealing $1.2 million was sentenced to a federal prison term related to the embezzlement. David Reiter was sentenced Tuesday to more than two years and must also...

Ex-Omaha worker sentenced for postal funds theft scheme

Apr. 02, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former U.S. Postal Service worker in Omaha has been sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to repay nearly $14,000 for a scheme in which he stole postal funds. Cameron Hogan, 44, of Omaha, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in...

Former state lawmaker sentenced for misusing campaign funds

Mar. 31, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Democratic state representative from St. Louis County was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison for misusing campaign money for personal expenses. A federal judge in St. Louis also ordered 39-year-old Courtney Curtis to repay nearly...

Ex-employee gets 5 years for stealing from law firm

Mar. 31, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former bookkeeper and office manager at a Rhode Island law firm who previously pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly three-quarters of a million dollars from her employer has been sentenced to five years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Sarah...