Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Former Non-Profit Exec In Alaska Indicted For Embezzling $500K From Whaling Commission

Maggie Ahmaogak, 61, of Barrow, Alaska, has been indicted on charges she embezzling nearly $500,000 from the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission where she had served as executive director.  According to prosecutors, over a period of at least 3 years, from 2004 until 2007, Ahmaogak siphoned funds from the Commission in a variety of means for her own benefit, including taking payroll advances never repaid.  Ahmaogak had reportedly served as executive director of the non-profit for 17 years.  She is the wife of local politician, George Ahmaogak Sr.  Reports suggest Maggie Ahmaogak blamed a gambling habit for her actions.

Read the story here and here.

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