BIRMINGHAM – June 29, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged the former comptroller for the Boaz Housing Authority with stealing federal Housing and Urban Development funds, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and HUD Special Agent in Charge Nadine E. Gurley.
The one-count information filed in U.S. District Court charges STANLEY J. KNOP, 47, of Crossville, with stealing HUD funds from Aug. 4, 2010, through Oct. 25, 2013, while he was comptroller of the Boaz Housing Authority, which receives HUD funding. The United States seeks forfeiture of $160,618 that has been identified as proceeds of the theft.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office is dedicated to holding accountable corrupt public employees who steal federal funds entrusted to their oversight,” Vance said. “The substantial sum stolen from the Boaz Housing Authority was much needed by that community, but it was deprived of those funds by the acts of a selfish individual. This prosecution can see that those funds are restored to the community,” she said…
Marta Rivera Metelko
Director, Public Affairs
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
communications (at) hudoig (dot) gov