Man accused of embezzling over $200,000

Leslie Clay received $209,019 in Social Security income over a 19 year period

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A man accused of stealing more than $200,000 in government funds is expected to take a plea deal with federal prosecutors, according to court records.

Leslie Clay is scheduled to appear before the Honorable Magistrate Judge Mark D. Clarke on Tuesday for a change of plea hearing.

Clay is charged with one count of embezzlement and concealment of government property out of Oklahoma. He was arrested in Oregon in September 2017.

Court filings made by Clay's criminal defense attorney indicate that Clay will plead guilty.

The maximum penalty is 10 years in prison, $250,000 fine, a $100 fee, and up to 3 years of supervised released.

According to court documents filed in Oklahoma, Clay received $209,019 in Social Security income over a 19 year period, beginning in 1997.

Specific details of the alleged embezzlement have not been released.


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