Former ANC Commissioner Sentenced To Month Of Jail

10:36 PM, Apr 27, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A former ANC commissioner in D.C. who misused more than $28,000 in city government funds was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail.

William Shelton pleaded guilty in January 2012 to a charge of access device fraud for using funds intended for the community for his personal expenses. Friday, he was sentenced to jail time, which will be served on weekends, followed by 150 days of home confinement which includes electronic monitoring. Shelton also must pay $28,526 in restitution and "forfeit an equal amount as proceeds of his crime."

Shelton also will be placed on 24 months of probation. 

He can't open new lines of credit without approval from probation authorities, and can't take a job which he has access to his employer's finances without getting authorization first.

"William Shelton is a serial embezzler," said U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen in a written statement. "He took cash out of a taxpayer-funded account for his personal use more than 100 times. Other public officials who are thinking of exploiting their positions of trust should take a hard look at Mr. Shelton's conviction and sentence."

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