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Brunswick Women Pleads Guilty to Federal Program and Tax Fraud

Portland, Maine - United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Stacey A. Backman, 41, of Brunswick, Maine, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to federal program and tax fraud charges. According to court records, the defendant was a fund accountant at Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI). CEI is a private, nonprofit, charitable Community Development Corporation and Community Development Financial Institution based in Wiscasset, Maine that received more than $10,000 in federal funds each year. From 2010 to January 2014, the defendant embezzled over $300,000 from CEI and failed to report the embezzled income on her federal income tax returns. CEI learned of the embezzlement in January 2014 and terminated the defendant's employment.


Action Details

  • Date:June 9, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions