March 20, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Parks Police Investigating Embezzlement from Foundation

Montgomery County’s Park Police is investigating an embezzlement of the Montgomery Parks Foundation, a parks police officer said Wednesday. A lawyer representing the foundation said the loss is in the “six-figure range” and took place over several years. It was first detected in January, Lt. Jeffrey Coe said. The foundation is a nonprofit that raises […]

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March 7, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Former County Official Gets 15 Years for Embezzlement

Byung Il “Peter” Bang received a 15-year sentence for embezzling $6.7 million from Montgomery County on Thursday. Bang, a former official with the Department of Economic Development, had concocted elaborate schemes to hide his thefts, which he used on gambling, prosecutors said. In his sentencing memo to Circuit Court Judge Cheryl McCally, State’s Attorney John […]

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February 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

Former County Official, Who Embezzled $6.7M, Gets Four Years

A former chief operating official with Montgomery County’s Department of Economic Development was sentenced to four years Friday for an embezzlement scheme that stole $6.7 million from the county, according to a Justice Department statement. Byung Il “Peter” Bang, 59, who lives in Germantown, had pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt to the […]

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November 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Former Economic Development Officer Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $6.7 Million

Byung Il “Peter” Bang, a Montgomery County government employee for many years, pled guilty Friday morning in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt to embezzling $6.7 million in county funds that were earmarked to assist small businesses, according to a press release form the U.S. Justice Department. Bang, a Germantown resident, was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) […]

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April 24, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

PTA Embezzler Gets Jail Time, Must Pay Restitution

A Silver Spring woman was sentenced to five years, all but nine months suspended, for embezzling about $71,000 from Montgomery County PTAs. “The damage is widespread. You don’t have to recover from it. They do,” Judge David Boynton told Lisa Betts, 46, of Silver Spring. Boynton ordered Betts to repay the Montgomery County Council of […]

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