Monday, March 28, 2011

Florida Man Convicted Of Embezzling $13.5 Million From Tree Farm Now Faces State Charges

Gary Ernest Williams, 60, of Tavares, Florida but currently serving a 8 year sentence in federal prison at Fort Dix, New Jersey for embezzling some $13.5 million from Marian Farms, where he had been employed as chief financial officer, is now facing state charges that could get him an additional 30 years. According to prosecutors, Williams forged owner signatures on checks and siphoned monies from company accouts as well as abused credit accounts. Williams reportedly spent much of the embezzled funds on beach property, lavish parties, luxury automobiles and travel.

Read the story here and here.

Hat tip: Reader Connie

Update (7/18/11): Williams was sentenced to another 12 year term by a state court judge.

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