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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Brunswick Women Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Federal Program and Tax Fraud

Contact: Donald E. Clark
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Stacey
A. Backman, 41, of Brunswick, Maine, was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock
Hornby to 20 months in prison for federal program and tax fraud. She was also ordered to pay
$365,168 in restitution. She pled guilty to the offenses on June 9, 2014.

According to court records, the defendant was a fund accountant at Coastal Enterprises,
Inc. (CEI). CEI is a private, nonprofit, charitable Community Development Corporation and
Community Development Financial Institution based in Wiscasset, Maine that received more
than $10,000 in federal funds each year. From 2010 to January 2014, the defendant embezzled
$365,168 from CEI and failed to report the embezzled income on her federal income tax
returns. CEI learned of the embezzlement in January 2014 and terminated the defendant’s
employment.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office
of Inspector General (OIG); the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations Division; the
U.S. Department of Agriculture, OIG; and the Wiscasset Police Department.

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Updated January 26, 2015