Ex-Drilling Co. Exec Indicted In $5.4M Embezzlement

Law360, New York (December 11, 2012, 2:35 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors on Monday hit the former controller of a Western Pennsylvania natural gas drilling company with a seven-count criminal indictment stemming from an investigation of more than $5.4 million allegedly embezzled from the company.

Cheryl Diane Brooks was charged with one count of conspiracy and three counts each of mail fraud and filing false federal income tax returns for her alleged role in creating forged checks and fictitious invoices that siphoned money from Indiana County-based Falcon Drilling LLC. 

“From in and around February 2004, and...
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