McMahan Fire District

Local News
4:04 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Former Fire Chief Gets 41 Month Prison Sentence In Crusade for Children Case

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.

Fifty-five year old Paul Barth pleaded guilty in June to mail fraud, money laundering and other charges.

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.

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Local News
3:27 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Former Fire Chief Pleads Guilty In Charity Theft Case

2010 file photo by Rick Howlett

The former chief of the McMahan Fire Department has admitted to taking some $200,000 collected for the Crusade for Children.

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.

He must also pay $190,000 in restitution to the crusade and more than $8,000 to the McMahan Fire District.

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