Sunday, April 1, 2012

Retired National Guard Colonel In Arizona Sentenced For Embezzling $2.8 Million From Charity

Retired Army National Guard Col. James Eugene Burnes, 66, of Maricopa County, Arizona, has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for embezzling nearly $2.8 million from the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, a non-profit where he had served as resource manager.  According to authorities, over an 8 year period, from 2003 to 2011, Burnes diverted money from the emergency fund and from a fund to help high-school dropouts to help support a gambling habit and to pay his taxes.

Read the story here.

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