The former controller for the Millennium Biltmore Hotel pleaded no contest to embezzlement. The Palm Springs man pleaded no contest to five felony counts including grand theft by embezzlement. He also pleaded no contest to computer data fraud and felony tax evasion. In addition, he admitted two special allegations of white collar crime and excessive taking.
According to investigators, the man began siphoning money from the hotel in 2009. Authorities arrested him in June 2017, following the hotel’s investigation into the missing funds in December 2015.
The man will serve 8 years in prison for embezzling more than $625,000. He will also repay the stolen funds, plus 10% interest per year from the date of loss. The Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division and the Franchise Tax board investigated the case.
Los Angeles embezzlement lawyer
When you face embezzlement charges, hire an experienced embezzlement lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal courtroom defense. He will fight aggressively on your behalf. He will first attempt to get the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether. In some cases, that’s not possible, so Mr. Helfend will work through all possible options for settling your case.
Mr. Helfend takes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. Embezzlement sentences often rely heavily on a restitution component. Many victims want to be restored to their previous financial position. Shortened incarceration often best achieves this because it provides a lengthier opportunity to make restitution.
An experienced defense attorney will work with his client and the prosecutor to arrive at the best possible outcome for all parties. Don’t work with an inexperienced attorney and don’t assume that there’s nothing you can do to help yourself.
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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