Mo. lawyer imprisoned for embezzlement
7:15 am
Tue September 11, 2012

University City lawyer sentenced on embezzlement charges

(via Flickr/Tracy O)

A former lawyer in St. Louis County is going to prison after embezzling nearly $500,000 from dozens of clients.

The U.S. Attorney's office says 53-year-old Jonathan McKee was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison. He pleaded guilty in March to one felony count of mail fraud.

McKee had a general law practice in University City. Prosecutors said that between 2007 and 2011, he kept more than $495,000 in settlement money from insurance companies that should have gone to about 87 clients.

1:25 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

St. Louis-area investment handler imprisoned in $5 million fraud

(via Flickr/neil conway)

A St. Louis-area investment handler has been ordered to spend eight years in federal prison and repay more than $4.3 million to often-elderly clients he bilked.

Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Joshua Gould, who was sentenced Friday in St. Louis, spent the money on such things as jewelry and strip clubs in neighboring Illinois.

Gould and 47-year-old David Rubin pleaded guilty in April to federal wire-fraud counts alleging they embezzled about $1.5 million from a retired couple.

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Goodwill Embezzlement
4:06 pm
Tue January 4, 2011

Former Mo. Goodwill exec. pleads guilty to million dollar embezzlement from Goodwill

A patron of a Goodwill store donates clothes in August 2010. A top executive of the Missouri division of the company has pled guilty to million dollar embezzlement charges against Goodwill. (via Flickr/ juliejordanscott)

Many Missourians may be familiar with Goodwill, an organization and chain of stores that allow patrons to donate clothing and other goods for sale to others.  It now seems that a former executive of the Missouri division of the company was benefiting more from the company than he should have.

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National Janitorial
3:40 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

Nationwide Janitorial exec. faces indictment

A familiar set of tools of the janitorial trade. Herman Schamber is being charged with embezzlement from the janitorial business for which he worked.
(Flickr Creative Commons User Robert S. Donovan)

The president of Custom Janitorial Services and Supplies is facing federal charges alleging he embezzled nearly $1 million.

The St. Louis Business Journal reports that 54-year-old Herman Schamber of St. Louis worked out of the main Alexandria, Va. office of National Janitorial Services Inc.  and also owned and operated the another company, Custom Janitorial Services, out of the East Rutherford, N.J. area. The Business Journal explains:


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