TRENTON, N.J. – The former regional director of the Eastern Region of Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc. (Pop Warner) was sentenced to 27 months in prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the organization and using the funds for his personal benefit, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
David Marshall, 58, of Jackson, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano to an information charging him with one count of wire fraud. Judge Pisano imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.
According the documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Between 2005 and 2011, Marshall performed work for Pop Warner on a voluntary basis and held various positions. From 2006 through 2011, Marshall was the regional director for the Eastern Region of Pop Warner. He was responsible for handling the finances of the Eastern Region and had access to its bank and credit card accounts. Marshall used his authority to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from Pop Warner. He improperly used funds from Pop Warner bank accounts to pay off personal debts and make cash withdrawals. Marshall also used a Pop Warner credit card to purchase personal items and other things unrelated to Pop Warner.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Pisano sentenced Marshall to three years of supervised release, ordered to pay $559,841 in restitution and forfeit $559,841.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford in Newark, with the investigation leading to sentencing.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas P. Grippo of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Trenton.