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.
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.