: News

Filed Under:

MD Man Running Youth Nonprofit Steals $530K

Play associated audio

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) The former director of a Virginia-based nonprofit group established to help the region's youth has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing more than half a million dollars from his organization.

Caesar Adigwe of Upper Marlboro, Md., was executive director of Alexandria-based Residential Youth Services.

In U.S. District Court in Alexandria on Thursday, Adigwe pleaded guilty to mail fraud and the willful failure to collect and pay over taxes. He admitted that he routed charitable contributions into an account he used for personal expenses, and misused one of the organization's credit cards.

In all, Adigwe admitted to stealing about $530,000 from the organization between 2004 and 2008.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

Franzen's Latest Novel: An Ambitious But Tarnished 'Purity'

Jonathan Franzen weaves together a cavalcade of stories and characters in his latest novel. Critic Maureen Corrigan says that despite its breadth, Purity fails to "emotionally move the reader."
WAMU 88.5

The Democracy Of The Diner (Rebroadcast)

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

NPR

Is Marco Rubio The Candidate Republicans Date But Don't Marry?

Polls suggest GOP primary voters really like Rubio, but when it comes to casting a vote they seem less sure. Time might tell whether he can turn his paper appeal into real appeal.
WAMU 88.5

Environmental Outlook: How To Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says traffic in the U.S. is worse than it's been in years. But some say there are reasons to be optimistic. For this month's Environmental Outlook: How revitalized urban centers and new modes of transportation are changing how we get around our cities.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.