- W. Va. Lawyer Takes Plea in Federal Mail Fraud Case re $159K in Claimed False PD Billing Vouchers
W. Va. Lawyer Takes Plea in Federal Mail Fraud Case re $159K in Claimed False PD Billing Vouchers
Posted Nov 7, 2012 1:34 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
A West Virginia private practitioner accused of defrauding the state's public defender agency of $159,000 by billing for hours she did not work has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of mail fraud.
U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said she obtained over $159,000 from West Virginia Public Defender Services by mailing false vouchers to the agency between September 2006 and September 2011.