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NIGERIAN SCAM
(2007-05-08)
(wgvu) - HARRISVILLE, Mich. (AP) - A former Alcona County treasurer has
pleaded guilty in a phony Nigerian investment scam case.
Authorities say Thomas Katona stole about one-point-two (m)
million dollars in public funds. They says he lost at least some of
the money in the scheme.
The state treasurer's office still is tracking the rest of the
county funds.
The state Attorney General's office says Katona entered his
pleas during a routine hearing. His trial was scheduled to start
May 17th.
Forgery is punishable by up to 14 years in prison. The maximum
is ten years for embezzlement and five years for attempted
embezzlement.
Sentencing was scheduled for June 12th.
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