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Lehigh man sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy

May 28, 2014
Lehigh Acres Citizen

U.S. District Judge John E. Steele recently 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 the 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 utilizing 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.

 
 

 

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