GREENBELT, MD—U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Irene Quansah, age 37, of Germantown, Maryland, today to two years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for embezzlement and income tax evasion. Judge Grimm also entered an order that Quansah forfeit and pay restitution of $144,908.33 to the victim bank and $30,000 to the IRS.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Kelly of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, Washington, D.C. Field Office.
“Ms. Quansah’s embezzlement scheme to steal from her employer’s customer bank accounts was illegal, and her act of deliberately underreporting her embezzlement income on her federal tax returns is unlawful,” said Thomas J. Kelly, Special Agent in Charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation, Washington DC Field Office. “IRS-Criminal Investigation will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to bring to justice those that abuse their positions of trust and steal from innocent victims. Today’s sentencing is a reminder that there are detrimental consequences for this type of criminal behavior.” Read more »