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Executive Director of Non-Profit Sentenced to 2½ Years in Prison for Wire Fraud

Friday, October 18, 2013
Admitted Using More Than $200,000 in Grants for Personal Use - Used Money Meant for Youth Programs for Gambling, Other Personal Expenses

WASHINGTON - Keely E. Thompson Jr., 48, executive director of Keely’s District Boxing and Youth Center, was sentenced on Oct. 9, 2013 to a 2 ½-–year prison term on a federal charge of wire fraud stemming from a scheme in which he spent District of Columbia and private grant funds, meant for youth programs and activities, on personal goods, entertainment, and services. The sentencing was announced by U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., Valerie Parlave, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and Charles J. Willoughby, Inspector General of the District of Columbia.

Thompson, of Accokeek, Md., pled guilty in June 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He was sentenced by the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan. Thompson must pay $205,000 in restitution to the entities that granted the misspent funds and forfeit a money judgment in the amount of $205,000. Upon completion of his prison term, Thompson will be placed on three years of supervised release. During that time, he must complete 500 hours of community service.

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Executive Director Sentenced to 2 1/2 years for Wire Fraud