Former Alabama Career Program Director Pleads Guilty to Financial Crimes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The former CEO of an Alabama career education program faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzlement and failing to send employees’ payroll taxes to the IRS. .

Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Doris Gilmore, 61, pleaded guilty the day before in Montgomery. Sentencing is set for August 10.

Under an agreement with prosecutors, Gilmore admitted to embezzling funds from the Association for Career and Technical Education in 2020 and failing to submit payroll taxes withheld during the first quarter of 2022. informed.

Gilmore’s crimes resulted in a loss of nearly $3 million for the program, said Sandra J. Stewart, US Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, which includes Montgomery.

Between 2020 and 2022, the career education program received federal grants through various Alabama agencies.

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