Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Trial For Former South Carolina Mayor & Wife Commences In $243K Embezzlement Case
Alan "Lenneau" Berry, 58, and his wife, Sheila Berry, of Latta, South Carolina, are on trial in federal court on 62 counts of embezzlement of Social Security funds. Lenneau Berry, the former mayor of Latta, previously plead guilty to state charges of one count of common law misconduct in office, four counts of obstruction of justice and one count of making a false statement. The two are accused of embezzling $243,000 from Social Security between 2000 and 2008. Harold J. Kornblut, 56, a local CPA, originally indicted in the case, testified that Lenneau Berry had him issue his paychecks to Sheila Berry since he was receiving disability payments.