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