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MPD Announces Arrest of Former Campaign Treasurer Accused of Stealing

Friday, March 14, 2014

MPD Announces Arrest of Former Campaign Treasurer Accused of Stealing

The Metropolitan Police Department announced today that 32-year-old Hakim Sutton of Washington, DC has been arrested on federal charges accusing him of stealing more than $115,000 from a political campaign in which he served as the treasurer.

On Friday, March 14, 2014, Mr. Sutton, along with his attorney, surrendered himself to members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Financial Crimes and Fraud Unit, pursuant to an outstanding US District Court warrant. Mr. Sutton was named in a sealed indictment returned by a grand jury on February 21, 2014. The indictment was unsealed on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

Mr. Sutton has been charged with wire fraud, tax evasion, willful failure to file income tax, knowingly filing a false or misleading campaign finance report, first degree theft and criminal forfeiture.

He is expected to appear in court later today.

This case was investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Financial Crimes and Fraud Unit and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation.