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alabama-1611179_1920-300x287The Michigan Attorney General’s Office announced charges last week against Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith and three other county officials accused of felony crimes that include misconduct in office, embezzlement, and misusing funds obtained through civil asset forfeiture.

Smith is charged with embezzlement by a public official, tampering with evidence in a civil proceeding, official misconduct in office, accessory after the fact to embezzlement by a public official, conspiracy to commit forgery, and conducting a criminal enterprise. Attorney information wasn’t available.

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Dwayne Taylor, a former member of Florida’s legislature and Daytona Beach city commissioner accused of using campaign funds for his personal benefit, has been ordered to forfeit almost $63,000 as part of his sentence.

Taylor, 49, was charged with 9 counts of wire fraud on March 9. He pleaded not guilty to all charges the day after the indictment was filed.

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Tammy Lynn Hopkins Lysak of Deerfield Beach, Florida was arrested on September 27 for allegedly stealing more than $400,000 from her employer over a period of two years.

Lysak, 52, faces charges for criminal use of personal identification information, grand theft, and organized fraud. Court records show she has also violated the terms of her probation for a 2008 grand theft conviction in Palm Beach County. The press did not name an attorney for Lysak.

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Emil Lance Lehman of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been arrested for grand theft after he allegedly stole $485,375 from his employer by funneling it into a fake company. Lehman, 55, was arrested on December 15 and held in lieu of a $10,000 bond. He was released later that day after posting bail. News sources did not name an attorney for Lehman.

According to court records, the alleged theft started in January 2015 while Lehman was employed by Walker & Dunlop, a Maryland-based real estate company. He allegedly registered his own cooperation, WD-FL, in Florida and listed himself as the CEO. Lehman then set up a bank account for the company and diverted large payments that were meant for Walker & Dunlop into that account.

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Cynthia Rodriguez, a former finance coordinator at a dentist’s office in Pembroke Pines, was arrested last Thursday for allegedly stealing over $85,000 worth of checks. Rodriguez, 38, was booked into Broward County jail on suspicion of embezzlement. She was later released after posting $5,000 bail bond. News sources did not specify a defense attorney for Rodriquez.

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