Sunday, July 24, 2011

Former NASA Investigator Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion; Admits $300K Embezzlement From Church In California

Alvin Danielle Allen, 42, of Lancaster, California, pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion charges in connection with his alleged embezzlement of some $300,000 from the Lancaster Baptist Church where he was a deacon and a church board member.  Allen was also a special agent for the Inspector General's Office of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  According to authorities, over a period of at least five years, from 2004 - 2009, Allen regularly stole from the congregants’ cash contributions.  Allen, who was previously convicted on state embezzlement charges in the same case, faces up to 3 years in prison and agreed to pay all additional taxes, interest and penalties owed.

Read the story here.

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