WASHINGTON – Katherine Emma Ross, 30, of Millersville, Md., formerly of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a D.C. law firm. Ross was employed by the law firm as an hourly employee in a non-lawyer capacity. Without permission of the firm or its owner, she wrote checks to herself in amounts that she was not owed, forged signatures on those checks, and cashed the checks at bank branches in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. From as early as August 2016 and continuing through the summer of 2020, she carried out a scheme in which she stole at least $320,000 from the firm and its owner.
Richard J. Randolph, III has been sentenced for securities fraud he committed while CEO of Randolph Acquisitions, Inc. “Corporate executives, like Randolph, are expected to defend investors’ money, not take advantage of their position in a company to defraud them,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine. “Instead, this defendant let his greed get the better of him and now he faces significant federal prison time.”
EAST SAINT LOUIS, Ill. – Shomanicka Holly, 36, of East Saint Louis, Illinois, was arraigned in
federal court today after a grand jury returned an indictment charging her with three counts of felony health care fraud. The indictment alleges that Holly served as a personal assistant from 2016 to 2019 for a qualified beneficiary enrolled in the Illinois Department of Human Services Home Services Program. The Home Services Program is a Medicaid program in Illinois that provides personal assistants to Medicaid recipients to assist them with general household activities and personal care. It is designed to reduce Medicaid expenditures by avoiding more expensive institutional care, including nursing home care.
SHAWN N. ANDERSON, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendant Jesse Cruz Camacho, age 57, from Harmon, Guam was sentenced in the United States District Court of Guam to twenty-four months imprisonment for Theft of Government Property, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641. The Court also ordered two years of supervised release following imprisonment, 100 hours of community service, restitution to the Navy Exchange Guam in the amount of $261,036.96, and a mandatory $1,375.00 special assessment fee.
A Canadian national residing in Long Beach, Calif., was arrested today and charged in connection with a securities fraud scheme in which he allegedly concealed his ownership of millions of shares in two companies for which he served as the chairman of the board of directors and then secretly directed the shares’ sale, generating approximately $2.19 million in proceeds. Avtar Singh Dhillon, 60, was charged in a criminal complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, one count of securities fraud and two counts of obstructing a proceeding of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Dhillon will make an initial appearance in federal court in Boston at a later date.
A former employee of the City of Worcester’s Housing Development Office and Executive Office of Economic Development was convicted by a federal jury yesterday in connection with a $2.3 million fraud scheme relating to the redevelopment of a multi-family property in Worcester. Jacklyn M. Sutcivni, 47, of Dracut, was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and false claims. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman scheduled sentencing for Dec. 14, 2021.
Former Metro Employee of Trust Bank Sentenced to Serve 30 Months in Federal Prison for $2.3 Million Embezzlement and False Federal Income Tax Return
Yesterday, JORDAN GLEN YOUNG, of Oklahoma City, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for wire fraud and signing a false federal income tax return, in connection with a $2.3 million embezzlement from an Oklahoma City trust bank, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester. “Young abused the trust placed in him as a trust administrator by stealing more than $2.3 million from trust accounts through repeated diversion of funds for his personal benefit over more than a four-year period,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Troester. “Young then compounded his greed by attempting to hide the ill-gotten gains when he cheated the IRS by failing to pay more than $500,000 in taxes owed on the illegal income. I commend the agents and prosecutors who worked hard to bring Young to justice.”