Coral Springs Resident Pled Guilty to Stealing Government Money
A Coral Springs resident has pled guilty to stealing government money.
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Kelly R. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and Tony Pustizzi, Chief, Coral Springs Police Department, made the announcement.
Lenord Williams, 28, of Coral Springs, Florida, pled guilty to one count of theft of government money, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641. At sentencing, Williams faces a maximum statutory sentence of ten years in prison and forfeiture of stolen funds.
According to court documents, on August 25, 2012, probation officers conducted a planned compliance search of Williams’ residence and discovered eight United States Treasury checks, worth $41,638.40, in Williams’ nightstand in other individuals’ names. Seven of the checks were payments of tax refunds, and the other check was a monthly Social Security payment. The defendant admitted that he has someone cash the unauthorized checks for him.
Williams is scheduled to be sentenced on October 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. before United States District Judge James I. Cohn.
Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of IRS-CI and the Coral Springs Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared M. Strauss.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.