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Don’t Steal from Your Own Bank Or You’ll Go To Jail

That most likely would not be the case if you’re a lawyer stealing from your escrow account (client funds).

Former Houston banker heading to prison for fraud scheme

MAR 29, 2021

HOUSTON – A 41-year-old former International Bank of Commerce (IBC) employee has been ordered to federal prison after she admitted to defrauding her former employer, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

Lori Nan Dean, of Houston, pleaded guilty Aug. 26, 2019, to bank fraud.

Today, U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore imposed a 15-month sentence to be immediately followed by two years of supervised release. Dean was further ordered to pay a total $91,748.56 in restitution.

Dean was employed as a Marketing Manager at IBC in Houston from Jan. 2, 2016, through Aug. 2, 2017. At the time of her plea, she admitted she had defrauded the bank of $144,300.

She did so by making unauthorized withdrawals through the submission of fraudulent debit general ledger tickets. Dean openly revealed she used the money she obtained for her own benefit.

She was permitted to remain on bond and voluntarily surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Braddock is prosecuting the case.

Former Houston Banker Indicted for Bank Fraud

MAY 6, 2019

HOUSTON – A 39-year-old Houston woman is set to appear in federal court following the return of a four-count indictment alleging bank fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Lori Nan Dean is set to make her initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Christina Bryan at 10:00 a.m. today.

The indictment, returned April 30, 2019, alleges that while employed at the International Bank of Commerce (IBC), she defrauded them of $144,300.

She allegedly made unauthorized withdrawals of money through the submission of fraudulent debit general ledger tickets.

According to the indictment, Dean made false entries in the books and records of IBC to conceal her fraud.

The alleged bank fraud scheme lasted from approximately Jan. 2, 2016 through Aug. 2, 2017.

Each count of bank fraud carries a maximum penalty of 30 years imprisonment and a fine up to $1 million.

The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Braddock is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence.
A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until convicted through due process of law.

Fifth Circuit Solicitor Suspended, Sentenced and Convicted for Abusing a Line of Credit

United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced that Daniel Edward Johnson, former Fifth Circuit Solicitor was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison after previously pleading guilty to Wire Fraud.

Disbarred, Jailed, Reinstated and Now Partially Probated for the Same Tricks, This Connected Con Artist Lawyer is A Prime Example of What’s Wrong with the Texas Legal Profession

Married to a judge, Bishop was a behind-the-scenes power in deciding who would get on the bench and stay there; in return he was often appointed to lucrative cases by gratefully employed jurists.

Texas Bankruptcy Lawyer Finches $88k in Client Funds and Is Not in Jail nor Disbarred

On July 6, 2020, Richard Otto Habermann agreed to a five-year partially probated suspension, 6 months active, remainder probated.

Don’t Steal from Your Own Bank Or You’ll Go To Jail
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