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Toledo man charged with stealing $182,000 from Department of Veterans Affairs

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

A Toledo man was indicted for allegedly stealing $182,000, said David A. Sierleja, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.


Gilbert W. Young, 70, was indicted on one count of theft of government money. Young, between 1995 and 2016, allegedly converted for his own use $182,724 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to which he was not entitled, according to the indictment.


If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.


The investigating agency in this case is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General, in Cleveland. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Freeman.


An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated April 6, 2017

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