October 11, 2012

CT club promoter accused of $2.5M embezzlement

An executive of an entertainment group that owns and operates restaurants and nightclubs at Foxwoods Resort Casino and her husband have been charged with embezzling more than $2.5 million from the company, The Associated Press reports.

Federal prosecutors say Lynn A. Scheufler and Craig L. Galligan used $1.4 million they embezzled to gamble at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. They were arrested on Wednesday.

Scheufler was the controller and chief financial officer of Big Night Entertainment Group of Boston, which operates three venues at Foxwoods.

She declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press on Thursday morning.

Scheufler is charged with wire fraud and illegally structuring financial transactions. She's accused of concealing the theft by misstating or altering accounting entries.

The Big Night Entertainment Group said it is helping the Internal Revenue Service and federal prosecutors in their investigation.

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