Maryland Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Non-Profit

by ParkmanLaw on December 2, 2013

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Ephonia M. Green, 44, pleaded guilty on November 25th to embezzling over $5 million from her employer, the Association of American Medical Colleges.  The announcement was made in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia by United States Attorney Ronald C. Machen, JR. and Valerie Parlave, the Assistant Director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.  As part of the plea deal, Green agreed to pay restitution in the amount of nearly $5.1 million.

According to evidence presented by the government, Green was employed as an administrative assistant for the Association of American Medical Colleges from January 5, 1998 through July 15, 2013 where her duties included processing invoices from the association’s vendors.  In a scheme that ran from July 15, 2005 through July 1, 2013, Green is guilty of creating and submitting fake invoices to the AAMC in the name of three entities:  The Brookings Institution, FCI, and the University Health System Consortium, also known as UHC.  In doing so, Green was attempting to collect payment for services that were never provided and without the association’s knowledge.

“Today, Ms. Green admitted her participation in a scheme to defraud her employer for her own personal gain,” said Assistant Director in Charge Parlave. “The FBI remains committed to investigating those who hide behind financial fraud schemes and to working to protect employers from the damages caused by these deceptive scams.”

If convicted, Ephonia Green faces between 41 and 51 months in a federal prison.  Her sentencing hearing has been scheduled for February of 2014.

If you find yourself facing federal fraud charges, it is important to find an experienced attorney to represent you.  The white collar attorneys of Parkman & White, LLC have a history of success in the court room and are ready to represent clients nationwide


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