Friday, December 4, 2009

Update: Fmr. Congressman Shays Campaign Manager Arrested For Embezzlement

Michael I. Sohn, 34, of Fairfield, Connecticut and the former aide to former congressman Christopher Shays, was arrested this morning after a 12-count indictment was handed down charging him with embezzling more than $250,000 in campaign funds. According to prosecutors, Sohn made unauthorized ATM withdrawals from campaign accounts among other misappropriations and spent the money on luxury items.

Read FraudTalk's earlier posts on this story here and here.

Read the story here and here.
Update (3/5/10): Michael I. Sohn will plead guilty to embezzling more than $250,000 from the Christopher Shays' campaign coffers over a four year period, according to reports. He faces 20 years in prison and $1 million in fines.
Update (9/16/10): Sohn blamed his thefts in part on his drug addiction.
Update (9/21/10): Sohn was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for embezzling $252,424 from the Christopher Shays for Congress Committee spanning a four year period.

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