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Court upholds embezzlement conviction of Mesquite developer


CARSON CITY – A federal appeals court today upheld the conviction of Mesquite home-builder William Aubrey for embezzling $1 million to $2.5 million from a federal housing grant for the Navajo Nation in Arizona to finance his gambling and personal expenses.

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Aubrey's argument that there was insufficient evidence to convict him of two counts.

Aubrey, 73, was sentenced in Las Vegas to 51 months in a federal prison in May, 2013, after a 13-day trial.


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