U.S. District Judge John E. Steele on Monday sentenced Emmanuel Marty, 32, of Lehigh Acres to two years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to commit theft of government funds.
The Court also ordered Marty to pay $1,460,063.16 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. The sentence also included a money judgment in that same amount, $1,460,063.16, representing the proceeds of the offense.
Marty pleaded guilty on Jan. 7.
According to court documents, Marty was employed as a bank manager at a bank in Fort Myers. While employed at that bank, he used his position to override internal controls and cash approximately $1,460,063.16 worth of United States Treasury Checks that were generated as refund checks, as a result of fraudulent tax returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service. The tax returns were filed using stolen personal identification information.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David G. Lazarus.
Source: United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida