Former Rohrabacher Aide Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $300K

He took the money from the congressman’s campaign account.

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Ally Mutnick
Jan. 18, 2017, 10:33 a.m.

“A former vo­lun­teer cam­paign treas­urer for” Rep. Dana Rohra­bach­er (R) “pleaded guilty Tues­day to two dozen felony counts in con­nec­tion with the em­bez­zle­ment of more than $300,000 from the con­gress­man’s reelec­tion com­mit­tee.”

“Pro­sec­utors said” Jack Wenpo Wu “stole from the cam­paign partly to help re­pay a former em­ploy­er that had fired him on al­leg­a­tions of steal­ing money. In 2004, Wu began work­ing as an un­paid treas­urer for the reelec­tion com­mit­tee for Rohra­bach­er. Wu’s du­ties in­cluded pay­ing taxes owed by the com­mit­tee, fil­ing Fed­er­al Elec­tion Com­mis­sion re­ports, act­ing as the cus­todi­an of re­cords and over­see­ing the com­mit­tee’s bank ac­counts.”

“The cam­paign com­mit­tee dis­covered in May 2015 that $170,000 was miss­ing from the ac­count when a man­ager tried to use one of the com­mit­tee’s deb­it cards and the trans­ac­tion was denied. Wu was fired from the cam­paign, and Rohra­bach­er’s of­fice re­leased a state­ment say­ing Wu had ad­mit­ted to em­bez­zle­ment.” (Los Angeles Times)


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