UPDATE: Criminal Accountants in the News

Okay, so one simple question: Around the country or around the world, why is it that the only time accountants seem to make the news is when they’ve done something illegal?

Accountant for Plant City drug trafficking group gets four years in prison

http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/criminal/accountant-for-plant-city-drug-trafficking-group-gets-four-years-in-prison/2327271Alexandro Velasquez, 20, acted as an accountant for his uncle’s drug business, according to prosecutors, counting the proceeds of cocaine and marijuana sales and sending the funds Mexico.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office characterized the organization as an …

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Ex-chief accountant of Russian embassy in Vietnam to go on trial on embezzlement charges

Former chief accountant of Russian embassy in Vietnam Vladislav Balabkin charged with embezzling 6 million rubles (about $104,700) will go on trial, the official website of the Prosecutor General’s Office reads on Thursday.

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Zim charity worker in fraud charges after £450, 000 taken from employer

http://www.newzimbabwe.com/news-37713-Zim+accountant+cleans+out+UK+charity/news.aspxA CHARITY worker from Basingstoke has been charged with a raft of offences after nearly £450,000 in cash was stolen from his employer.

Ronald Chigunwe, of Breadels Field, Beggarword stands accused of abusing his position at much-loved charity Wessex …

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Man who threw himself on car was bank accountant who went bankrupt

http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/man-who-threw-himself-car-was-bank-accountant-who-went-bankrupt-says-dadThe 35-year-old man who threw himself onto a car along Pasir Ris Farmway 2 on Sunday (Jun 11) was a bankrupt who had lost his job as an accountant at a local bank earlier this year, the man’s father, Mr Lim, told Shin Min Daily News in a report on …

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“Investigator promised house arrest if I plead guilty”

https://en.crimerussia.com/financialcrimes/investigator-promised-house-arrest-if-i-plead-guilty-seventh-studio-chief-accountant/Former Seventh Studio Chief Accountant Nina Maslyaeva told the Moscow Public Monitoring Commission (PMC) that she had confessed to the multimillion-ruble fraud, believing the investigator’s promise of house arrest.

“I’m about to have a nervous …

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Here’s what an accountant’s typical day looks like during the craziest time of the year

http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-what-an-accountants-day-looks-like-during-the-craziest-time-of-year-2017-6The end of Australia’s financial year is both a marathon and a sprint for accountants: a marath…

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Middletown accountant accused of embezzling $3M

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/crime/2017/06/12/middletown-accountant-accused-embezzling-3-m/390870001/A federal grand jury has indicted a Middletown man accused of embezzling almost $3 million dollars, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Delaware.

On Tuesday, Donald Rice, 54, was charged with wire fraud, bank fraud, money laundering and tax …

Full story on DelawareOnline.com

Accountant pleads guilty to embezzling millions from Springfield

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/crime/2017/06/12/accountant-pleads-guilty-embezzling-millions-springfield-nonprofit/390141001/A Springfield accountant faces more than three decades in federal prison after admitting Monday to cheating a nonprofit, defrauding a fencing company and …

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Accountant pleads guilty to stealing from charity, fence company

http://www.ky3.com/content/news/Accountant-pleads-guilty-to-stealing-from-charity-fence-company-428008203.htmlAn accountant and former CPA from Springfield pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday for two embezzlement schemes totaling more than $3 million, and for failing to pay more than $2 million in income taxes over the past six years.

David Carl Hayes …

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Lawrence County to hire accountant

http://www.decaturdaily.com/news/lawrence_county/lawrence-county-to-hire-accountant/article_1282d14e-80a2-5e32-8bb7-806a328d160b.htmlIn a move to comply with recommendations from state auditors, the Lawrence County Commission voted Friday to hire an accountant, accounts payable clerk and accounts receivable clerk.

The accounting position will be new, but one the …

Original Decatur Daily report

Delaware accountant accused of embezzling almost $3 million

A Delaware accountant has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of embezzling almost $3 million from a trust.

Fifty-four-year-old Donald Rice of Middletown made an initial court appearance Thursday on charges of wire fraud, bank …

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Allen County accountant charged with fraud

http://www.wbko.com/content/news/Allen-County-accountant-charged-with-fraud-427377853.htmlAn Allen County accountant is charged with wire fraud and filing fraudulent tax returns.Glasgow Daily Times

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Champaign city accountant promoted to finance director

Kay Nees has been promoted to the city’s new finance director, three months after Richard Schnuer retired.

Nees, the current city accountant, will begin her new job June 26 with a starting salary of $134,000 per year.

She was selected …

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