Friday, June 5, 2009

Former Connecticut Housing Authority Director Sentenced For Embezzling $400K

Cassandra Ashe, 37, of North Haven, Connecticut, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for embezzling nearly $400,000 in U.S. Housing and Urban Development funds while serving as the Executive Director of the East Haven Housing Authority and previously as the Section 8 coordinator for the New London Housing Authority. Ashe's husband, Jonathan D. Ashe, 44, who was an employee of the NLHA, was also involved in the embezzlements and sentenced separately to 46 months in prison. They have also been ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $397,191. Cassandra Ashe made 253 unauthorized ATM withdrawls using an agency credit card, according to prosecutors.

Read the story here, here and here.

Read the DOJ's announcement of their indictment here.

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