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Date: 02-09-2019

Case Style:

United States of America v. Harlow White

Case Number: CR-17-01228-JJT

Judge: John J. Tuchi

Court: United States District Court for the District of Arizona (Maricopa County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Monica B. Edelstein

Defendant's Attorney: Timothy M. Collier


Phoenix, AZ - Former Property Manager Sent to Prison for Defrauding Homeowner Associations

Harlow White, 77, of Gilbert, Ariz. was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay $291,420 in restitution. White had previously pleaded guilty to money laundering for using stolen client funds to enrich himself. White will self-surrender to custody at a date to be determined by the court.

White was the President and CEO of Eagle Property Management, Inc., a property management company whose clients included Homeowners Associations throughout the metropolitan area. In 2005, ownership transferred to White’s daughter and the company began operating as EPMI. Between January 2010 and May 2014, EPMI - with White’s knowledge stole at least $1.2 million directly from HOA clients’ bank accounts. The stolen money was used, in part, to cover approximately $300,000 in personal charges on White’s American Express credit card.

“Harlow White abused the trust of the clients he was supposed to serve, using their money to pay for his own personal expenses,” said First Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth A. Strange. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to protecting the community by prosecuting financial crimes like these, and today’s prison sentence will serve as a warning to business owners who may be considering illegal schemes.”

“This defendant and his co-conspirators abused their positions for their own personal benefit by taking advantage of hundreds of homeowners throughout the Valley,” said Rodney Wellman, Acting Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service Phoenix Field Office. “Today’s sentencing is a reminder that the Secret Service is committed to aggressively investigating and pursuing financial crimes.”

“This is yet another example of a businessperson knowingly using a company bank account to pay his personal expenses,” stated IRS-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Ismael Nevarez Jr. “The sentencing of Mr. White will serve to discourage other business owners from doing the same while delivering justice to those who do business in an ethical manner."

The investigation in this case was conducted by U.S. Secret Service and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation.


18:1957 - Transactional Money Laundering

Outcome: Defendant committed to the Bureau of Prisons for a term of FIFTEEN(15) MONTHS, with credit for time served; followed by THREE (3) YEARS Supervised Release. Special assessment: $100. Restitution: $291,420.32

02/08/2019 74 MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Judge John J Tuchi: Sentencing as to Harlow Floyd White held on 2/8/2019. IT IS ORDERED granting 73 Defendant's Motion for Downward Departure/Variance 73 . Sentence imposed. Judgment to issue. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that defense counsel shall file a Status Report re: defendant's treatment by no later than 2/20/2019. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Government's response to the Status Report is due by no later than 3/6/2019.

Appearances: AUSA Monica Edelstein for the Government, CJA Attorney Timothy Collier for defendant. Defendant is present and released. (Court Reporter Elaine Cropper.) Hearing held 10:28 AM to 12:00 PM. This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no PDF document associated with this entry. (JAMA) (Entered: 02/08/2019)
02/08/2019 76 JUDGMENT AND COMMITMENT ISSUED as to Harlow Floyd White (1), Count 2, Defendant committed to the Bureau of Prisons for a term of FIFTEEN (15) MONTHS, with credit for time served; followed by THREE (3) YEARS Supervised Release. Special assessment: $100. Restitution: $291,420.32. All remaining counts are dismissed on motion of the United States. The defendant shall self-surrender for service of sentence at the institution designated by the Bureau of Prisons or to the United States Marshal Office, by DATE TO BE DETERMINED BY THE COURT AT A LATER DATE, pending status report re: medical treatment. Signed by Judge John J Tuchi on 2/8/19.(JAMA) (Entered: 02/08/2019)
02/08/2019 77 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Harlow Floyd White. (JAMA) (Entered: 02/08/2019)

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