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Theft from at-risk kids group

The former executive director of Residental Youth Services, a non-profit that serves abused and neglected children, was sentenced to 37 months in prison for stealing more than $530,000 from the organization, federal authorities in Virginia said.

Caesar Adigwe, 54, of Maryland, served as director of the Virginia-based group from October 2004 to April 2008, authorities said. In April, he admitted in court that he secretly opened a bank account in name of Residential Youth Services and depoisted nearly $350,000 of charitable contributions in it. He then used the money for mortgage payments, college tuition for his own children and travel.

In addition, Adigwe used an RYS credit card to pay for personal expenses, and opened lines of credit in the organization's name to buy laptop computers, authorities said.

Agidwe in April pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Alexandria to charges including mail fraud, authorities said.
-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  September 10, 2010; 2:05 PM ET
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considering he used the money for his mortgage, I hope they can at least get that money back.
While it's great he is getting jail time, it would be even better if the money was recovered.

Posted by: MarilynManson | September 10, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

HE should be made to pay all of the money back plus jail time. The corruption must stop!!!!

Posted by: tobmore | September 10, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Immigration status, please.

Posted by: wagtdn | September 10, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Immigration status, please.

Posted by: wagtdn | September 10, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Good god, how much lower can you sink?

Posted by: reiflame1 | September 10, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

This creep should be tied to a tree and the children he ripped off should take turns whipping him with belts. That way he'd know how they felt while abused and lock him up. People are escalating the horror these unfortunate kids go through.

Posted by: skinfreak | September 11, 2010 1:54 AM | Report abuse

Nigerian scam artist. Sieze his home sell it and reimburse the agency.

Posted by: BLKManCommonSense | September 11, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

He was only sentenced to 37 months ???!!! I'll take 37 Months in jail (probably serve about 18 or less) to walk away with a half a Million dollars !!!! The sentence should have required full restitution plus a full 5 years in jail no early out !!!!!

Posted by: Klimax | September 12, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

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