Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Former Postmaster In Oklahoma Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $624K

James E. Draheim, 63, of Elgin, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty yesterday to charges he embezzled $642,808 from the Elgin, Oklahoma Post Office where he had served as Postmaster. According to prosecutors, Draheim misappropriated the funds over a period of about four years, from October 2005 to September 2009. As part of the plea agreement, Draheim pleaded guilty to theft of public funds and filing a false tax return and must repay the $624,808 he stole. Prosecutors alleged that he took money from postal customers for bulk mailings but did not fully credit their accounts, misappropriating the remainder. He faces up to 10 years in prison, plus a fine of up to $250,000 and additional restitution to the IRS for taxes owed from 2005 through 2009.

Read the story here and here.


Anonymous said...

I know this person what a shitbag, James you are a disgrace to the family, sad thing is he is still walking around free while he waits for a "bed". His wife Jo Anne is no better she is still running around care free and spending money like it is going out of style, makes you wonder how much they have stashed from other "activities"

Anonymous said...

Not only is she running around spending money like water she is bragging about still having it in a bank account under another persons name, there is an accompolice. She is also hiding and storing jewelry and other personal belongings under other names in storage facilities. She is also bragging to people she knows that she was behind it all and he is taking the fall for her and she bad mouths him. She is insane.