MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator charged with stealing $600,000 in federal grant money from a health care school she operated did not use government funds to pay for personal expenses, her lawyer told a jury Tuesday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A jury was selected Monday in the trial of a Tennessee state senator charged with stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds received by a health care school she directed and using the money to pay for her wedding and other personal expenses.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The co-owner of a network of online charter schools who was accused of stealing tens of millions of dollars in California education funds was sentenced Friday to four years in state prison.
Between her two sets of convictions for financial crimes, Melissa Rowe Dillon must now serve 17 years in prison.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee City Council member Chantia Lewis, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, was charged Tuesday with a series of campaign finance violations for allegedly using donations and improper travel reimbursements on more than $21,000 in car payments, family trips, a worship conference and other personal expenses.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the embezzlement trial of attorney Michael Avenatti, who is charged with stealing millions in settlement money from his clients.
Through his agreement, John Samuel Mitchell III avoided an active prison sentence but will be on probation until he pays $76,216.
A search warrant claims that Robert Jeffrey made "unauthorized cash withdrawals totaling at least $50,000, debit card purchases and unauthorized checks."
He was indicted earlier this week.
Roanoke Councilman Robert Jeffrey Jr. said Wednesday he will contest newly filed charges that accuse him of embezzling money from a local civi…
Robert Jeffrey, a member of Roanoke's city council since January, faces two charges of felony embezzlement.
Less than a month after the departure of Jack Baker, Rustburg High announced Tuesday afternoon it has hired Burt Torrence as its new head football coach.
Roanoke's West End United Methodist Church "took a hit of well over $200,000" across a four-year period, an administrator testified Wednesday.
The money was embezzled between 2016 and 2020 via a church-issued credit card that was used for personal purchases including gym memberships, hair and nail appointments, groceries and meals at more than 40 different restaurants.
Prosecutors alleged that in 2018, a Roanoke church organist improperly used his work credit card to spend about $673 on Christmas dinner for members of the choir.
"It's just a ball that keeps rolling," Nicole Gibson Martin told the judge of a downward slide that ended with her pleading no contest to one count of embezzlement from a Roanoke church last August.
Across four years, the church credit card was used 1,000 times for personal expenses of $83,473. That paid for groceries, a gym membership, utilities, hair appointments and other goods, prosecutors said.
While still on probation for stealing from a former Roanoke company, Melissa Rowe Dillon embezzled from two Roanoke County businesses that jointly paid her to be their office manager.
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Prosecutors said the church's total loss ran to $51,772, largely from salary overpayments, which they claim Nicole Martin arranged through her role as bookkeeper, drawing cash from other sources within the organization and editing records to hide the losses.
A woman on probation for embezzling half a million dollars from an employer pleaded no contest to additional embezzlement and money laundering…
A Roanoke County police officer pleaded no contest Wednesday to a criminal charge stemming from submitting padded timesheets for hours he did …
A Rockbridge County grand jury last week indicted the Natural Bridge Volunteer Fire Department’s former chief and treasurer on charges of embe…