McMahan Fire District http://wfpl.org en Former Fire Chief Gets 41 Month Prison Sentence In Crusade for Children Case http://wfpl.org/post/former-fire-chief-gets-41-month-prison-sentence-crusade-children-case <p>The former chief of the McMahan Fire Department has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for embezzling nearly $200,000 from the Crusade for Children charity and the fire district.</p><p>Fifty-five year old Paul Barth pleaded guilty in June to mail fraud, money laundering and other charges.</p><p>Prosecutors say Barth, who was also chairman of the Crusade’s board of directors, directed charity funds donated through the fire department to his personal bank account, with some of the money used for vacations and expenses related to his Corvette car collection.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:04:53 +0000 Rick Howlett 2564 at http://wfpl.org Former Fire Chief Gets 41 Month Prison Sentence In Crusade for Children Case Former Fire Chief Pleads Guilty In Charity Theft Case http://wfpl.org/post/former-fire-chief-pleads-guilty-charity-theft-case <p>The former chief of the McMahan&nbsp;Fire Department has admitted to taking some $200,000 collected for the <a href="http://www.whascrusade.org/">Crusade&nbsp;for Children</a>.</p><p>Under a plea agreement announced today, Paul Barth faces a recommended sentence of three years and five months in prison for mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.</p><p>He must also pay $190,000 in restitution to the crusade and more than $8,000 to the McMahan Fire District.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 19:27:57 +0000 Rick Howlett 741 at http://wfpl.org Former Fire Chief Pleads Guilty In Charity Theft Case