David J. Miller, 45, of Syracuse, New York, was sentenced today to 124 months in prison for stealing over $3.5 million from the City of Miami Beach’s bank account through unauthorized electronic transfers.
Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Robert F. Lasky, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, and Daniel J. Oates, Chief, City of Miami Beach Police Department, made the announcement.
At sentencing, United States District Judge Federico A. Moreno ordered Miller to pay $1,563,187 in restitution to the victims of the offense, including the City of Miami Beach. Miller will serve a five-year term of supervised release at the conclusion of his prison sentence.
According to publicly filed court documents, Miller was responsible for the theft of approximately $3.5 million from the City of Miami Beach’s general depository account at SunTrust Bank. Using funds from the City of Miami Beach’s account, Miller purchased approximately 157 seat licenses at NFL stadiums around the country. Miller also used stolen funds to purchase season and individual game tickets at NFL games and other sporting events.
Miller previously pled guilty to bank fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1344(2), and aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A(a)(1).
Mr. Greenberg commended the investigative efforts of the FBI and the City of Miami Beach Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Christopher B. Browne, Harold E. Schimkat, and Nalina Sombuntham.