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California Man Pleads Guilty to Theft and Embezzlement
from the Passamaquoddy Tribe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2014

Contact: F. Todd Lowell
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Charles
Fourcloud, 59, of San Jose, California, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in
Bangor, to stealing and embezzling funds from the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point.

Court records show that in May 2013, the defendant was hired by the tribe to serve as its
chief financial officer (CFO). He applied for the CFO position using a fictitious employment
history and fake references and he had concealed the fact that he had been convicted of a federal
crime and served a prison sentence. From April through August 2013, the defendant
fraudulently obtained and stole about $20,000 from the tribe by submitting fraudulent travel
expense reports and supporting documentation and by submitting fraudulent documentation
related to moving expense reimbursement.

Fourcloud faces up to 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will also be required to
make full restitution. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation
report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted jointly by the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, Office of Inspector General and the Pleasant Point Police Department.

 

 

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