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Bowling Green man ordered to pay $14,000 in restitution

Sept. 3, 2013

A Bowling Green man was ordered to pay more than $14,000 in restitution and sentenced to three years of supervised release after previously pleading guilty to illegally converting funds from the Department of Veterans Affairs, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Mickael C. Jones, age 36, illegally converted the money between May 2009 and December 2010, according to court documents.

Jones’ aunt died in May 2009. She had been receiving monthly VA surviving-spouse pension benefits. Not knowing of her death, the VA continued to make monthly direct deposits into her bank account, and Jones withdrew the money for his for his own use, according to the court documents.

The investigating agency in this case is the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas A. Karol.


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