HOUSTON (AP) - An ex-treasurer of a Houston-based health care firm has been accused of embezzling nearly $3 million for gambling and buying a home.
A detention hearing has been scheduled Wednesday for 41-year-old Joseph S. Antonucci of Houston.
An indictment unsealed Tuesday upon Antonucci's arrest charges him with 15 counts of wire fraud, five counts related to unlawful use of company money and one count of making a false statement to FBI agents.
Prosecutors say Antonucci was an executive vice president with Patriot Managed Health Care Systems Inc. The fraud allegedly began in 2007 and involved unauthorized withdrawals and transfers from Patriot bank accounts for gambling trips to Las Vegas, private jets and a down payment on his home.
An attorney for Antonucci declined comment Wednesday.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.