Friday, November 26, 2010

Former Executive Director of SunRise Academy In Washington, DC Indicted For Misappropriating $2.4 Million in Federal Funds

Charles Ike Emor, a/k/a Charles Ike Emenogha, 50, of Hyattsville, Maryland, was indicted on charges he misappropriated more than $2.4 million in federal funds earmarked for educational purposes for SunRise Academy where he had served as executive director. According to authorities, over a period of nearly five years, from January 2006 through November 2010, Emor caused funds to be transferred to an entity he had created and controlled called Core Ventures, LLC. According to the indictment, Emor used the ill-gotten gains to enrich himself and support a lavish lifestyle that included college tuition for his son, rent for his ex-wife, and luxury items such as jewelry, watches, artwork, televisions and other electronics, custom clothing, and high-end vehicles. SunRise Academy is a school for learning and emotionally disabled boys. Emor faces up to 87 months in prison if convicted.

Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ announcement here.

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