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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 10, 2015

Omaha Man Sentenced for Intentional Misuse of Funds From an Agency That Received Federal Assistance

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on April 10, 2015, James M. Clark, age 52, of Omaha, Nebraska was sentenced for intentional misuse of funds from an agency that received federal assistance.  The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon, Senior United States District Court Judge, sentenced Clark to a four year term of probation.  Clark was also ordered to pay restitution to the Westside Community Schools District in the amount of $20,000.

An investigation conducted by the Department of Education Office of Inspector General determined that between 2004 and 2010, Clark served as Comptroller and then as Director of Finance within the Business Office of Westside Community Schools District. During the period of September 1, 2006, through August 31, 2010, Clark intentionally misapplied property of Westside Community Schools District when he used Westside Community Schools District funds to pay for purchases made on a credit card in Clark’s name.  Clark’s purchases were not properly authorized and included purchases for his personal use.

The case was investigated by the Department of Education Office of Inspector General, Criminal Investigations Division. 

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Financial Fraud
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Updated April 17, 2015