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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 25, 2014

Former State Treasurer Of The Civilian Technicians Association Sentenced To Federal Prison

Memphis, TN – Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced today that Don McMahon, age 40, of Cordova, Tennessee, was sentenced on August 22, 2014 by U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes, Jr. to serve 30 days in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release with one year of home detention and electronic monitoring. McMahon was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,928.40 to the Association of Civilian Technicians and $10,000.00 in restitution to Zurich Surety, the Association’s insurance company.

On May 16, 2014, McMahon pled guilty to one count of an eight-count indictment charging him with wire fraud. McMahon is the former state treasurer of the Association of Civilian Technicians – State of Tennessee Council, a labor organization that represents approximately 130 members employed by the Tennessee Air National Guard at base chapters in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville.

Between June 2009 and October 2011, while serving as the Association’s treasurer, McMahon embezzled approximately $11,868.40 in Association funds by using the Association’s debit card to withdraw cash from ATMs and to make purchases for his own personal use. He also wrote approximately $2,500 in checks to himself that were drawn on the Association’s account and falsified financial documents to hide his embezzlement.

This investigation was conducted by the Office of Labor-Management Standards. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leetra J. Harris represented the government.

Updated March 19, 2015