Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Maryland Man Sentenced To 15 Months For $1 Million Embezzlement Conspiracy Against The National Archives

James Clay Whitson, 45, of Nottingham, Maryland, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for embezzling nearly $1 million from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration where he had been employed as property management specialist. According to authorities, Whitson and a co-conspirator, Robert Caleb McCray, 44, of Silver Spring, Maryland, paid McCray's cleaning company for work that was never done or paid inflated rates, pocketing the difference. The two split the proceeds, according to prosecutors. The scheme reportedly spanned more than four years, from July 2002 to September 2006. McCray, who plead guilty in September, is also serving 15 months in prison. Whitson was also ordered to pay $958,280.64 in restitution. The two were originally indicted in August 2007 on 10 fraud counts.

Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ's original announcement here.

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