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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.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another Ward 5 politian bites the dust! So sad!

inked said...

At least we are cleaning house.

AndTobago said...

git money!

Richard Layman said...

FWIW, I blog about ANC capacity and operational issues quite a bit. Last year, I suggested that rather than expect each ANC to have its own bank account, bookkeeping arrangements, etc., that the city should actually maintain these accounts with a bookkeeper, etc., through a master system at the Office of the ANC.

http://urbanplacesandspaces.blogspot.com/2011/09/networked-solutions-for-some-problems.html

Richard Layman said...

don't know if you remember this...

http://traditionofexcellence.wordpress.com/2008/06/09/a-mentor-offers-positive-potential-for-an-alternative-way-of-life/

inked said...

Yep, I was just looking at the original last night.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the link to that article. I remember reading it. Maybe Mr. Shelton's non profit needs to be looked at more closely since he received DC Govt. funds.
I am sure if he stole from the ANC he might have done some crazy stuff with the funds for the non profit.