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Jonesport Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Funds from Estate

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

BANGOR, Maine: A Jonesport man pleaded guilty in federal court today to wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.

According to court records, from April through October 2020, Donald McMahon, 34, embezzled approximately $95,000 from a bank account owned by an estate being probated in Washington County. McMahon carried out the scheme by obtaining unauthorized access to the estate account. He then made hundreds of transfers from the estate’s bank account using PayPal, an online money transfer system, in order to convert the funds to his own use.  

McMahon faces up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

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Andrew Lizotte
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated January 13, 2022

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