Ex-community college executive embezzled $7.5 million

August 14, 2019 GMT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former employee of St. Louis Community College has pleaded guilty to federal fraud and money laundering charges for stealing more than $7.5 million over two decades from a job training program.

The U.S. attorney’s office in St. Louis says 57-year-old Donald Robison of Ballwin pleaded guilty Wednesday to 15 counts of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. Sentencing is Nov. 12. Robison must repay the stolen money.

A plea agreement says that from 1998 through last year, Robison stole money allocated for job training programs established by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Federal prosecutors say Robison moved the stolen funds between bank and investment accounts to conceal their origin.


The college launched an investigation after an employee told supervisors about financial irregularities.