Prosecutors say Dunbar and his present spouse every married the 2 different unidentified folks inside days of one another in December 2006 the place a former Temple College professor was the officiant.
Dunbar, who beforehand labored at Wells Fargo, is charged with embezzlement by a financial institution worker, conspiracy to commit marriage fraud and fraudulent procurement of citizenship, US Lawyer William McSwain stated in a press release. If convicted, Dunbar faces a most attainable sentence of 45 years in federal jail and a positive of $1.5 million.
Dunbar and his present spouse had been residents of Liberia and Senegal, respectively, and used their marriages to change into naturalized residents, based on the criticism filed Friday. Dunbar turned a US citizen in January 2016. His spouse was not charged on this case, a spokeswoman with the US Lawyer’s workplace of the Japanese District of Pennsylvania instructed CNN.
Whereas he was an worker at Wells Fargo, prosecutors say, Dunbar signed off on financial institution withdrawal slips from the shopper’s account and deposited the funds into his private account. McSwain’s workplace says Dunbar allegedly stole $15,000 from two completely different prospects in December 2015 and January 2016 — weeks earlier than he was appointed to the place because the Metropolis’s Deputy Treasurer.
“The alleged conduct on this case exhibits a sample of deception, dishonesty and criminality that no particular person ought to ever interact in — however is particularly alarming and insupportable for a high-ranking Metropolis official,” McSwain stated in a press release. “Metropolis officers whose job is to deal with cash shouldn’t be thieves. And they need to not have a monitor file of participating in elaborate immigration fraud towards the general public that they’re presupposed to serve.”
The mayor instructed CNN in a press release that the criticism towards Dunbar didn’t embody his work with the town.
“However in gentle of the allegations, his employment has been terminated efficient instantly,” Kenney stated.
Nonetheless, Kenney stated, he has requested Inspector Basic Alexander DeSantis, who works for the town, to “start a radical overview of the Metropolis Treasurer’s Workplace through the time of Dunbar’s employment as each Deputy Treasurer and Treasurer.”
“This overview can assist resolve any issues in regards to the Workplace’s conduct and transactions throughout this era,” he stated.
Dunbar is predicted to make an preliminary look in entrance of a Justice of the Peace decide both Friday or Tuesday. He doesn’t have an legal professional listed for him, based on on-line information.
First Deputy Metropolis Treasurer Jacqueline Dunn will function appearing treasurer within the interim.