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United States of America v. Joseph P. Karpowicz
Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas
Case Number: 5:16-cr-00558-XR
Judge: Xaiver Rodriguez
Court: United Sates District Court for the Western District of Texas (Bexar County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: James K. Blankinship and Thomas P. Moore
Defendant's Attorney: Mike McCrum
Description: San Antonio, TX - Former Presidio Title C.F.O. Sentenced to Federal Prison for Stealing over $367K from Company
United States District Judge Xavier Rodriguez sentenced Joseph P. Karpowicz, 48-year-old former Chief Financial Officer for Presidio Title (Presidio), to 30 months in federal prison for stealing over $367,000 from the San Antonio real estate title company.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Rodriguez ordered that Karpowicz pay $367,309 restitution to his victim and be placed on supervised release for a period of three years after completing his prison term.
On August 24, 2016, Karpowicz pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and one count of engaging in financial transactions with criminally derived proceeds.
According to court records which the defendant admitted were factually correct, Karpowicz schemed to steal the money from Presidio between April 2010 until June 2013. Karpowicz issued Presidio checks to pay for his own personal expenses and credit card bills, then created materially false entries in Presidio’s records in order to hide his fraudulent conduct.
The United States Secret Service Identity Theft Task Force together with the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation conducted this investigation.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced t 30 months in prison, was ordered to pay $367,309 in restitution and to serve a period of supervised release for three years.