Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Official Arrested On Wire Fraud Charges

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Monday the arrest on wire fraud charges of Jerome Dimitriou, former Executive Director of an unnamed non-profit organization. The National Herald  identifies Dimitriou as former Executive Director of Administration of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America for 19 years until he was fired in 2017. According to the SDNY release:
DIMITRIOU is charged with committing two embezzlement schemes:  In one, he allegedly embezzled more than $488,000 from Organization-1 by directing subordinates to issue him unauthorized excess salary payments; in the other, he allegedly charged hundreds of personal expenses to his Organization-1 credit card, without authorization, costing Organization-1 at least tens of thousands of dollars.