Wednesday, January 11, 2012
WP: William Shelton Charged With Federal Fraud Count
A criminal information has been filed in the case against former ANC 5B Chair William Shelton. Shelton is accused of stealing $28,526.21 in public funds from ANC 5B while acting as its Chair. He reportedly spent the money on payments towards his Lexus, as well as on shopping sprees. The filing of a criminal information generally signals that a plea agreement is imminent. This is excellent news to those of us who feared that Shelton would face no penalty beyond repaying the District of Columbia the money that he stole. Under his previously reached agreement with the District, Shelton has ten years to repay the money (apparently interest free) in monthly installments of $200. The Washington Post has the full story.