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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 22, 2014

Former Apartment Complex Manager Sentenced To Federal Prison For Embezzlement Of Public Housing Funds

Orlando, FL – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. sentenced Liliam Patricia Urbina (46, Sanford) today to one year in federal prison for embezzlement from programs receiving federal funds. As part of her sentence, the Court also entered a money judgment in the amount of $80,168.16, the funds Urbina obtained through the offense. She pleaded guilty on June 3, 2014. 

According to court documents, Urbina was employed as the manager of an apartment complex that is owned and operated by the Winter Park Housing Authority. The complex receives federal funding and provides affordable housing. As the manager, Urbina collected rent from the tenants. She deposited some of the payments that she received from tenants into bank accounts that she controlled, and then used the money to pay her own rent and purchase a vehicle for herself. 

Urbina provided false information on her initial employment application in order to obtain the position as manager, using her daughter’s social security number and thereby concealing her prior criminal record. She also concealed the year-long criminal conduct by altering the books of the apartment complex that she managed.

This case was investigated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Irick.

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Updated January 26, 2015