wire fraud

Former Chick-fil-A Employee Pleads Guilty to Fraud

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Prosecutors say a former Chick-fil-A manager in Birmingham has pleaded guilty in a scheme that defrauded customers of nearly $500,000. Larry James Black Jr. worked as hospitality director at a restaurant in downtown Birmingham. A statement from authorities says he pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. The 37-year-old Center Point man…

MPS Audit: Former Jefferson Davis High School Assistant Principal Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Former Jefferson Davis High School assistant principal, Walter James, III, is facing up to 20 years in prison for mishandling $330,060.15, as detailed in a 2017 MPS audit. An audit of the Montgomery Public Schools financial records showed more than $700,000 missing from the school system. Montgomery Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Arthur Watts originally discovered the misuse of school…

Prattville Man Sentenced to Over 5 Years for Stolen Car Scheme, Wire Fraud

On Thursday, July 9, Robert Brandon Malone, 35, of Prattville, was sentenced to 71 months in prison after pleading guilty to federal wire fraud charges and to transporting a stolen vehicle. In addition, Malone was ordered to pay $93,784.68 in restitution to his victims and serve three years of supervised release after he completes his time in prison. According to…

Former Legislator Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes

A former Alabama legislator has pleaded guilty to taking bribes from a lawyer and a coal company executive to oppose adding Birmingham area neighborhoods to an EPA Superfund site. Former Rep. Oliver Robinson of Birmingham on Thursday pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy, bribery, honest services wire fraud and tax evasion. Federal prosecutors said Robinson took a contract with…