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North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Theft and Embezzlement from the Passamaquoddy Tribe

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

Contact: F. Todd Lowell
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Stephen E. Crawford, 68, of Beaufort, North Carolina, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to stealing and embezzling funds from the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point.

Court records show that between February 2003 and February 2012, the defendant served as the tribe’s environmental director.  Between 2006 and 2012, the defendant fraudulently obtained and stole about $25,000 from the tribe by submitting fraudulent travel expense reports and supporting documentation.
The defendant faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Inspector General.

Updated November 17, 2015

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