Monday, May 14, 2012

Former USCIRF Employee Sentenced For Embezzling Funds

The Washington Examiner reported yesterday that a D.C. federal district judge has sentenced Carmelita Hines, former office operations manager for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, to 20 months imprisonment for wire fraud.  In February, Hines plead guilty to the charges which stemmed from her embezzling over $217,000 from USCIRF. According to the Statement of Offense (full text), Hines used USCIRF credit cards for personal expenses and personal cash withdrawals for a period from 2007 to 2011.