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Former North Carolina House Of Representative Convicted For Theft From A Non-Profit And Money Laundering

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

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced today that, STEPHEN A. LAROQUE, of Kinston, North Carolina, was convicted by a federal jury on all 12 counts involving theft from a Non-Profit receiving federal funds, money laundering, false statements to cover up a scheme, and filing false tax returns.

Walker stated, “We always thought that this case was about stealing, pure and simple.  The jury has now agreed.”

Special Agent in Charge Jeannine A. Hammett, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation stated, "Mr. Laroque improperly used money belonging to a non-profit organization and he illegally concealed his actions.”

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, the United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General-Investigations, Raleigh Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney, Dennis M. Duffy prosecuted the case.

Updated July 14, 2015