New Charges Brought Against Embezzler Who Sought State Tax Credits

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A convicted embezzler who was on parole when he temporarily snagged about $9 million in business tax credits from the state of Michigan has been arraigned on three new felony charges.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says Richard A. Short was arraigned Monday on a racketeering charge for what he did to get the tax credit. His lawyer says it will be interesting to see the prosecutor's proof.

Short also faces charges of fraud and attempted fraud in the matter.

The RASCO chief executive is in Genesee County Jail on $1 million bond awaiting trial on charges of defrauding an 86-year-old neighbor with dementia.

Leyton also brought those charges. He's running for attorney general against Republican Bill Schuette.

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