Latest Embezzlement News

Top Russian economic expert faces embezzlement charges

Jun. 30, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A leading economic expert in Russia was detained Thursday on embezzlement charges as part of a high-profile case that some observers saw as linked to purges targeting members of the country's liberal elite. Investigators accused Vladimir Mau, the rector of the Russian...

Epic Charter School founders, ex-CFO facing criminal charges

Jun. 23, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founders and former chief financial officer of Epic Charter Schools were arrested Thursday and are facing felony criminal charges alleging they diverted millions of taxpayer dollars in a complicated scheme that involved excessive management fees, state investigators said....

Ex-Illinois state senator gets prison in embezzlement case

Jun. 21, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Illinois state senator was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a day in prison for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Teamsters union for a no-show job. Thomas Cullerton, a Democrat from the Chicago suburb of Villa Park, was sentenced on a federal...

South Texas mayor arrested, accused of bribery, fraud

Jun. 13, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A South Texas mayor was arrested Monday after a federal indictment accused him of committing bribery and fraud. Peñitas Mayor Rodrigo Lopez was arrested as he re-entered the country at the Hidalgo Port of Entry, according to a statement by the U.S. Attorney's...

Former probation officer sentenced in embezzlement case

Jun. 09, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi Department of Corrections probation officer has started serving a six-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to four counts of embezzlement for taking more than $4,000 from people who were trying to pay court-ordered fines and fees ...

Ex-church treasurer charged with embezzling over $150K

Jun. 08, 2022 10:30 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A former church treasurer in North Carolina has been charged with embezzling more than $150,000 from a church over seven years, police said Tuesday. Jane Carol Davis, 72, has been charged with eight counts of felony embezzlement, the Winston-Salem Journal...

Former utility cashier arrested on embezzlement charges

Jun. 07, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — The former lead cashier for Clarksdale Public Utilities has been arrested on embezzlement charges, Mississippi State Auditor Shad White announced Tuesday. Shoral Bounds was indicted by a Coahoma County grand jury, according to a press release from the...

Prosecutors: Ex-Port Authority commissioner pleads guilty

Jun. 04, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former carpenters’ union official who once served on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey board of commissioners has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. The U.S. attorney's office in New Jersey said George Laufenberg pleaded...

US extradites ex-Mexican governor to face corruption charges

Jun. 02, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States has extradited a former Mexican border state governor to his homeland, where he is accused of embezzling millions of dollars in state funds. César Duarte, who was governor of Chihuahua state, was sent back to Mexico to face corruption charges...

Puerto Rico mayor, finance director face corruption charges

Jun. 01, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge on Wednesday found sufficient evidence to order the arrest of the mayor and finance director of one of Puerto Rico’s largest cities accused in a multimillion-dollar corruption case. José Guillermo Rodríguez, mayor of the western coastal city...