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Wichita, KS Press Release May 4, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 4, 2005

U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney

District of Kansas
Eric Melgren, U.S. Attorney
1200 Epic Center
Wichita, Kansas 67202

Contact: Jim Cross
Tel: (316)269-6481
Fax: (316)269-6484

EMBEZZLEMENT, THEFT CHARGES AGAINST BARTON COUNTY BASKETBALL COACH TOP WICHITA GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS
Superceding indictments update charges against Cheever, Ary

WICHITA, KAN. – United States Attorney Eric Melgren announced that a total of 15 people were indicted May 3, 2005, by a federal grand jury in Wichita, Kan. Those indicted include:

David L. Campbell, 64, Great Bend, Kan., who is a basketball coach at Barton County Community College. He is charged with one count of embezzlement from a student assistance program; and one count of theft from programs receiving federal funds. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Aug. 25, 2003, through Feb. 21, 2005, in Barton County, Kan.

According to the indictment, Campbell prepared and aided and abetted the preparation of false time sheets under the Federal Work Study Program that resulted in payment of federal funds to student athletes by Barton County Community College. The second count charges that while he was an agent and employee of Barton County Community College Campbell illegally caused student employment funds to be paid to students who were not entitled to them.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $20,000 fine on the charge of embezzlement from student assistance programs; and 10 years and a $250,000 fine on the charge of theft from programs receiving federal funds. The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Postal Service.


 
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