Tecumseh Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Non-Profit

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

A Tecumseh man will be sentenced this summer for federal tax charges.

49-year old Michael Slayton pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion and one count of failing to pay employee withholding taxes to the IRS.

Slayton was convicted of embezzling more than $238,000 from his non-profit company Designs 4 Life, a nonprofit corporation created to assist families requiring in-home care providers for special needs individuals. The U.S. Attorney's Office says that, from 1999 to 2004, Slayton embezzled $238,097 from the company by writing 138 checks to himself from the nonprofit’s checking account.

In addition, Slayton avoided paying more than $44,000 in income taxes and $194,000 in employment taxes.

Sentencing is set for July 29th. He faces a maximum penalty of 5 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.


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