VAOIG Seal U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs
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.