DOJ: Former Dem Staffer Stole $80K In Public Funds

According to the DOJ, 24-year-old Sterling Carter has plead guilty to stealing public funds.

Carter managed the payroll for Dem Congressman Brad Schneider’s office and used his position to inflate his own salary.

According to case documents “between November 2019 and January 21, 2021, in the District of Columbia, CARTER fraudulently filled out, signed, and submitted unauthorized [bonus pay forms] causing [the House of Representatives Office of Payroll and Benefits] to pay CARTER approximately $80,491.67 in unauthorized payments.”

Schneider’s office says Carter was let go on January 13th, 2021.

Epoch Times reported:

A former Capitol Hill staffer who served under Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) has pled guilty for fraudulently stealing around $80,000 from the federal government.

The staffer, 24-year-old Sterling Carter, “pleaded guilty today to theft of public funds in connection with his scheme to fraudulently inflate his salary and bonus payments, thereby paying himself more than he was legitimately owed,” the Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a press release.

According to the DOJ, Carter was responsible for managing the payroll in Schneider’s office, and he used that position to give himself unauthorized payouts from public funds.

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