Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Michigan County Treasurer Accused of Funneling $1.2M to Nigerian Fraud Scam

Frank Washkuch Jr. writes on SC Magazine Online:

A former Michigan county treasurer was arrested last week for allegedly embezzling more than $1.2 million in public funds to a Nigerian fraud scam.

Thomas Katona, 56, the former treasurer of Alcona County, was arraigned in a district court on Jan. 17 on eight counts of embezzlement by a public official and one count of forgery, according to a report in the Oscoda Press.

Held in lieu of $1 million bond, Katona faces a maximum of 14 years in prison. He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 31.

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