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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 13, 2017

Former Charleston Job Corps Center employee sentenced to federal prison for misappropriating government funds

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Texas man, formerly of Charleston, was sentenced today to six months in federal prison for a financial crime, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Kevin Mabone, 56, previously pleaded guilty to misappropriating government funds. He was also ordered to pay $6,684.40 in restitution.

Mabone admitted that in 2014 and 2015, while he was the director of social development at the Charleston Job Corps Center, he used government credit cards to fuel his personal vehicle, rather than using the credit cards for legitimate, work-related purchases. He further admitted that from 2007 through 2012, while he was employed at the Miami Job Corps Center in Florida, he stole from the government in the same manner—by misusing government credit cards for personal fuel purchases. Mabone admitted that the total amount stolen from both locations was at least $6,684.40.

The sentencing hearing in this matter was originally scheduled for January 24, 2017. United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., continued the sentencing until February 13, 2017, pending the United States Probation Office’s further investigation into this case. In the interim, the Court found that Mabone violated the conditions of his pretrial release because a felony warrant was issued for Mabone’s arrest in Dallas County, Texas, for theft of property. As a result, Mabone has been in federal custody since January 30, 2017.

The General Services Administration Office of Inspector General and the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Gabriele Wohl is handling the prosecution. United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., imposed the sentence.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated February 13, 2017