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Last updated on Thursday, September 27, 2012
(EVANSVILLE) — A federal judge has sentenced a southwestern Indiana man to five years in prison after he pled guilty to fraud and income tax evasion charges for embezzling money from his employer.
U.S. District Judge Richard Young also ordered 54-year-old Richard E. Brown of Mount Vernon to pay a fine of $30,000 and nearly $190,000 in restitution and to serve three years supervised released after his prison term.
Prosecutors say Brown used his position as the office manager of Walker Investments in Evansville to pay his personal expenses with a company credit card and company checks to pay expenses of his church, Oak Hill Christian center in Evansville, where Brown was the bookkeeper.
A telephone message seeking comment was left with Brown's attorney.
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