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Ex Head Start Official Pleads Guilty

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A former financial officer faces up to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling from an organization that administered federal Head Start funding.

Brian D- Marshall also faces fines of up to 250-thousand dollars
and must pay back the money with interest.

The 35-year-old Marshall admitted he embezzled more than 20-thousand dollars from Family Development of Parkersburg.

Family Development administered federal funding for Head Start
programs in Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Pleasants,
Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt and Wood counties.

The federal government terminated Family Development's grant in
2005 because it failed to comply with program governance
requirements and failed to properly monitor its financial
operations.


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