Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Former Arkansas Utility Executive Director Sentenced In $756K Embezzlement Case

Joe H. Ball II, 67, of Hot Springs, Arkansas was sentenced to six months in prison followed by six months of home confinement for embezzling more than $756,000 from the Upper Southwest Solid Waste District, where he had served as Executive Director. Ball pleaded guilty last may to three counts of mail fraud. According to authorities, Ball issued and mailed District checks to himself which he then deposited them into his personal bank account. Ball claimed he spent the money on a gambling habit. He has reportedly already made restitution to the District.

Read the story here and here.

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