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Former St. Louis Community College Employee Sentenced for Stealing Over $7.5 Million from the Missouri Job Training Program

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO – Donald L. Robison, 57, Ballwin, MO, was sentenced to 75 months in prison for wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering.  Robinson was fined $125,000 and remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. He appeared today before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Clark.

According to court documents, from August 1998 through November 2018, Robison stole over $7.5 million dollars allocated for New and Retained Job Training Programs established by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.  Robison stole program-allocated funds from both the Missouri Department of Revenue and St. Louis Community College.  Robison subsequently moved the stolen funds between bank and investment accounts to conceal their origin.

"The FBI is pleased to be able to recover the stolen money to return for restitution," said Special Agent in Charge Richard Quinn of the FBI St. Louis Division. "That said, we should never forget that for 20 years, Don Robison abused his position of trust to deny Missouri workers and taxpayers' money intended for them.  He will now be held to account by forfeiting his time and ill-gotten gains."

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case with the assistance and cooperation of St. Louis Community College and the State of Missouri.  Assistant United States Attorney Lindsay McClure-Hartman is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated December 13, 2019

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