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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

San Antonio Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzling 1.1M from Johnson City

AUSTIN – Today a San Antonio man pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling over $1.1 million from the City of Johnson City, Texas.

According to court documents, starting in 2015 and continuing until around September 2020, Anthony Michael Holland, 36, embezzled at least $1,175,866.96 from city accounts.  Holland used the money for his personal benefit, including purchasing a residence in San Antonio.

According to court documents, Holland was a Johnson City employee when he carried out the embezzlement.  At various times, he held the offices of City Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer.  Holland concealed the embezzlement by falsifying city financial records and other documents.

Holland pleaded guilty to one count of theft from a state or local government that receives federal program funds.  A sentencing date has not been set.  Holland faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff of the Western District of Texas and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs made the announcement.

The FBI, with invaluable assistance from the Johnson City Police Department, is investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alan M. Buie and Robert Almonte are prosecuting the case.

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Financial Fraud
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Updated December 15, 2021