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May 22, 2023

Oak Creek woman sentenced to 4-1/2 years in prison for embezzlement

Investigators said a 53-year-old Oak Creek woman embezzled more than $600,000 from a landscaping company while she worked as a secretary there.

Nov 9, 2022

Mistrial declared in trial of 2 former nonprofit officials

A federal judge has declared a mistrial in an embezzlement and bribery case against two men acquitted along with a Philadelphia council member and his wife in a separate case last week.

May 17, 2022

Former legislator pleads guilty to employment tax charges

A former state lawmaker who also once served as Wisconsin's tourism secretary has pleaded guilty to failing to pay nearly $200,000 in employment taxes.

Sep 30, 2021

Senate candidate Lewis pleads not guilty to theft charge

Milwaukee Ald. Chantia Lewis, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor theft by fraud charge, one of five charges she faces for allegedly taking more than $20,000 in campaign funds and false travel reimbursements from the city.

Sep 4, 2020

63-month prison sentence for man in car ferry embezzlement

A man who handled finances at a Lake Michigan ferry company has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for a scheme to steal money from the business.

May 6, 2020

Favre repaying $1.1 M for no-show speeches, auditor says

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre is repaying $1.1 million in welfare money that he received for multiple speeches where he did not show up, the Mississippi state auditor said Wednesday.

Apr 19, 2019

Tribe accused of embezzling $1.5M from casino

Federal gaming regulators are accusing St. Croix Chippewa tribal leaders of pocketing at least $1.5 million in casino funds with little or no documentation or receipts.

Nov 10, 2017

Former church official sentenced to prison for embezzling

A former accounting clerk at a church in Onalaska has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for stealing from her congregation.

Jul 13, 2016

Former bank CEO accused of embezzlement

A federal grand jury has indicted a former bank executive from Neshkoro, accusing him of embezzlement from 2003 to 2014.

Jun 2, 2016

Feds seek 7-year term for Milwaukee-native fugitive

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they want a prison term of more than seven years for an embezzling accountant from Kentucky who spent six years as a fugitive, much of it hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Jun 1, 2016

More time in prison for Ripon College embezzler

A man imprisoned for embezzling more than $400,000 from Ripon College is sentencing to additional time behind bars for new criminal charges in Ozaukee County.

Oct 6, 2015

Plea hearing set for Milwaukee embezzlement suspect

A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled Oct. 23 for an accountant who became a regular on the Appalachian Trail in the six years after he fled accusations that he embezzled $8.7 million.


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