- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A former Loudoun County deputy has been indicted on charges of embezzling more than $200,000 while he oversaw the sheriff’s asset forfeiture program.

Thursday’s indictment of 44-year-old Frank Michael Pearson of Winchester by a federal grand jury in Alexandria comes after nearly two years of investigation.

According to the indictment, Pearson oversaw the asset forfeiture program in the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office from 2006 through 2013. The embezzlement allegedly began in 2010.

The indictment accuses Pearson of lying to his colleagues about deposits that were supposed to go into a bank account that held forfeited funds.

He will be arraigned later this month, and faces up to 10 years in prison on each of the four counts in the indictment.

Court records do not list a lawyer for Pearson.


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