You are the news now

THE NEWS COMMENTER

VOTE  (0)  (0)

Ex-Arkansas county clerk accused of embezzling $1.4 million

Added 12-03-20 04:22:02pm EST - “A former county clerk in northeastern Arkansas faces federal charges for allegedly embezzling more than $1.4 million of government money for personal use.” - Washingtontimes.com

CLICK TO SHARE

Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Ex-Arkansas county clerk accused of embezzling $1.4 million”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - A former county clerk in northeastern Arkansas faces federal charges for allegedly embezzling more than $1.4 million of government money for personal use.

A federal grand jury indicted Jacob Kade Holliday, 32, on Tuesday on 11 counts of wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland and FBI Special Agent Diane Upchurch announced in a Wednesday press release.

As the Craighead County Clerk, Holliday was official bookkeeper for the county and was responsible for overseeing payroll tax obligations and employment retirement contributions. The indictment alleges that Holliday transferred money from the county clerk’s bank account to his accounts from Jan. 29 to June 24. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

TOP STORIES Black Lives Matter movement imploding over internal power struggle, money grabs Giuliani rips Dems who act like they have more credibility than thousands who signed affidavits Iowa Democrat asks Pelosi, House Democrats to overturn her loss

“We take all allegations of undermining public trust very seriously,” Hiland said in the press release. “In this case and in all potential cases, any reports of public corruption will be thoroughly investigated by our office with the help of our law enforcement partners.”

Read more...

If you don't see any comments yet, congrats! You get first comment. Be nice and have fun.

CLICK TO SHARE

BACK TO THE HOME-PAGE