Congressional Hunger Center says employee stole $1.1 million, disappeared

From Politico, “A hunger-focused nonprofit group founded by House members lost more than $1.1 million due to embezzlement carried out by the organization’s former finance director, according to a lawsuit filed in Washington on Wednesday.

The Congressional Hunger Center filed suit in U.S. District Court against Mohamed Gurey, claiming the certified public accountant looted the funds as far back as 2010 by forging signatures on the group’s checks and by tapping the center’s bank account to make large cash withdrawals at a Maryland casino.

Late last year, Gurey appeared to be stalling an audit of the center’s books while requesting personal leave, the suit alleges. He was due to be fired but stopped showing up for work, the complaint says.”

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