Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Former Republican Official Pleads Guilty To $840K Embezzlement

Christopher J. Ward, 41, formerly of Bethesda, Maryland, and the former National Republican Congressional Committee treasurer, pleaded guilty to charges he embezzled some $840,000 from several political committees. According to authorities, Ward transferred funds electronically or by issuing checks from committee accounts to his own account over a period of as long as four years, from 2003 until 2007. He was also accused of attempting to cover up the thefts by filing false documentation with the Federal Elections Commission. He has struck a plea agreement that would have him serve 37 months in prison.

Read the story here, here and here.

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