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Former Bank Manager Sentenced To Federal Prison For Conspiring To Steal Government Funds

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Fort Myers, Florida – U.S. District Judge John E. Steele yesterday sentenced Emmanuel Marty (32, Lehigh Acres) to two years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to commit theft of government funds. The Court also ordered Marty to pay $1,460,063.16 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. The sentence also included a money judgment in that same amount, $1,460,063.16, representing the proceeds of the offense.     

Marty pleaded guilty on January 7, 2014. 

According to court documents, Marty was employed as a bank manager at a bank in Fort Myers.  While employed at that bank, he used his position to override internal controls and cash approximately $1,460,063.16 worth of United States Treasury Checks that were generated as refund checks, as a result of fraudulent tax returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service. The tax returns were filed utilizing stolen personal identification information.         

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David G. Lazarus.

Updated January 26, 2015