Latest Embezzlement News

Ex-Detroit firefighters union treasurer sentenced for fraud

May. 25, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former treasurer for a Detroit firefighters union has been sentenced to one year in federal prison after being convicted of embezzling more than $220,000 in union funds, some of which she spent on airline flights, hotels and ocean cruises. The federal judge who...

Vatican airs dirty laundry in trial over London property

May. 22, 2022 03:44 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s sprawling financial trial may not have produced any convictions yet or any new smoking guns as prosecutors work through a first round of questioning of the 10 suspects accused of fleecing the Holy See of tens of millions of euros. But testimony...

Relics and militants: Vatican fraud trial sprawls the globe

May. 19, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s financial trial took a series of surreal turns Thursday when a former suspect-turned-star witness was thrown out of the tribunal and a defendant asserted in court documents that she escorted two emissaries of Russian President Vladimir Putin into the Holy See...

Egypt: Mubarak son says family clear of corruption charges

May. 18, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The son of Egypt's former president said Tuesday that he and family members were innocent of corruption charges made in international courts after the country’s 2011 popular uprising, after courts last month in Switzerland and the European Union ruled in the family's favor. ...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

May. 10, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily News. May 5, 2022. Editorial: Denying media access to records in murder case could prove a slippery slope There has been a welcome trend in recent years of allowing cameras in courtrooms. It is catching on slowly but surely in Cook, Kane,...

Former employee sentenced for embezzling from Abenaki group

May. 07, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The former director of a federal grant program for the Abenaki Self Help Association Inc. has been sentenced to eight months in prison for embezzling tens of thousands of dollars in federal funds from the tribal group, according to the U.S. attorney's office. ...

Cardinal: Pope OK'd spending 1M euros to free kidnapped nun

May. 05, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis authorized spending up to 1 million euros to free a Colombian nun kidnapped by al-Qaida-linked militants in Mali, a cardinal testified Thursday, revealing previously secret papal approval to hire a British security firm to find the nun and secure her freedom. ...

Feds: California man embezzled $1.2M from employer

May. 03, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A California man charged with embezzling more than $1.2 million from his Massachusetts-based employer over a 16-year period has agreed to plead guilty, federal prosecutors said. Darrell Pike, 56, of Hesperia, California, embezzled the money from 2005 until 2021 while...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 27, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. April 26, 2022. Editorial: A new type of research paper: podcasts For older readers, the high school research paper meant taking an assigned topic and spending long after-school hours in the public library navigating the mysteries of card catalogs...

Former OHA worker allegedly embezzled COVID vax funds

Apr. 21, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon Health Authority employee has been indicted by a Marion County grand jury for allegedly embezzling nearly $1.5 million in federal COVID-19 funds intended to support the state’s vaccination effort. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports an arrest...