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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Elk County Humane Society Financial Advisor Indicted on Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

Elk County Humane Society Financial Advisor Indicted on Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Matthews, North Carolina, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of wire fraud and money laundering, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The eleven-count indictment named Richard Danz, 47, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, Danz was the financial advisor/accountant for the Elk County Humane Society. From in and around September 2008 to in and around June 2012, Danz embezzled $422,017.81 from the Elk County Humane Society and another client for his own personal use.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 110 years in prison, a fine of $2,750,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the City of St. Marys, Pennsylvania, Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Anonymous said...

What a scuzzbag!

Anonymous said...

ok they got him now go after the rest of the low lifes in washington starting on pensylvania ave.

Anonymous said...

No more criminal than the governor and scarnati accepting the same from a gas company to look the other way.

Actually less criminal. This guy just stole money, Corbett and Scarnati have betrayed their State and crapped on their solemn duties we've entrusted them with.

If I had to pick between

-the guy guilty of theft
-the guys guilty of treason,

I'll take the thief every time.

Besides, this thief only stole from one office in one county.

Corbett and Scarnati stole our entire state.

Anonymous said...

Disgusting! I will never be able to understand how people can steal from others, but stealing from a humane society is really low.

michelle fiebig said...

Yes, those poor defenseless amimals have been abused and neglected by human who have domesticated them and are not responsible enough to get them fixed. Now you have this scumbag who takes money from animals. Not quite sure what the government has to do with this.Every one likes to equate everything with the government.