A Long Beach accountant has been accused of the embezzlement of $200,000 from two group homes operated by the You Are the Difference Foundation in Compton and Los Angeles. Gary Batchelor, 64, of Long Beach was also accused in 2015 of the misappropriation of $100,000 from two group homes operated by Moore’s Cottage Group Home. Those homes are in Altadena and Pomona. In that case, Stephen Smith was also charged. The money was collected from employees to pay federal and state income taxes, but prosecutors claim Batchelor kept the money for himself.
You need an experienced embezzlement attorney
An embezzlement conviction could result in a long prison sentence, as well as court-ordered restitution. Additionally a conviction could make it very difficult to find gainful employment following your release from prison or correctional supervision. If you’ve been arrested for embezzlement, grand theft or another similar crime, you need the assistance of an experienced, aggressive embezzlement attorney like Robert Helfend.
Convictions for work-related crimes are difficult, because they still impact your life after you’ve served your sentence. If your profession involves handling money or performing accounting services, you could be required to surrender your professional license, or live with an indelible mark on your professional record. That’s why it’s exceptionally important to avoid convictions or minimize the impact of a conviction.
Mr. Helfend has provided expert criminal defense in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California for more than 30 years. His entire practice is focused exclusively on criminal defense. He will work aggressively to get the charges against you dropped or reduced. Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney to defend your rights and freedoms.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County embezzlement case.
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