|U.S. Department Of Veterans
Office of Inspector General
Atlanta Resident Agency
P.O. Box 15525
Atlanta, GA 30333
|Tuesday, February 20, 2001|
|Alabama Resident Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud|
|Kenneth R. Atkins, Special Agent in
Charge, Southeast Region, Office of Inspector General (OIG) Department
of Veterans Affairs (VA), announced today that Daniel F. CARMICHAEL was
sentenced in U.S. District Court, Montgomery, AL, on mail fraud charges.
CARMICHAEL received a sentence of 27 months imprisonment and 5 years
probation. He was ordered to make restitution totaling $981,711.16.
CARMICHAEL, who acted as the closing attorney for real estate transactions involving VA and Department of Housing and Urban Development guaranteed home loans, fraudulently certified that loan proceeds had been properly disbursed when in fact they had not. The fraudulent documents were then transmitted to financial institutions via mail.
Atkins stated the charge resulted from a joint investigation conducted by his Atlanta Resident Agency Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Resident Agency, Dothan, AL. Assistant United States Attorney Stephen P. Feaga, Montgomery, AL, prosecuted the case.