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CFO Accused Of Embezzling Over $500,000 From Non-Profit Employer

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

SAN FRANCISCO – On May 29, 2014, a federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted Robert Bradley Strahan, a/k/a Robin Bradley, a/k/a Kaola Bradley for wire fraud and mail fraud, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag, FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson, and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Special Agent in Charge José M. Martinez.

According to the Indictment, Strahan, 51, of San Francisco, allegedly embezzled in excess of $520,000 from the non-profit trade association he worked for in San Francisco. The Indictment also alleges that between December 2009 through April 2014, he carried out the scheme by, among other means, (1) writing, signing, endorsing, and cashing checks made payable to “Strahan” and “Cash” from the company’s bank accounts; and (b) using the company’s credit cards to make unauthorized purchases for his personal use. To perpetrate and to conceal his scheme to defraud, Strahan allegedly made false entries in the company’s accounting systems and sent falsified financial statements to the company’s board of directors.

Strahan was arrested in San Francisco on May 30, 2014, and made his initial appearance in federal court on the same day. Strahan is currently being held in custody pending a detention hearing scheduled for June 4, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in a courtroom to be determined. Strahan will appear before the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson, United States District Court Judge, for arraignment on July 7, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.

The maximum statutory penalty for each count of wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C § 1343, is 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The maximum statutory penalty for each count of mail fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C § 1341, is 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553.

Hallie Hoffman is the Assistant U.S. Attorney who is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Bridget Kilkenny. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service.

Please note, an indictment contains only allegations against a person and, as with all defendants, Robert Bradley Strahan must be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

(Strahan indictment )



Updated November 18, 2014