June 27, 2013: Leroy L. Ambush, III Press Release
For Immediate Release June 27, 2013
FORMER VICTIM/WITNESS COORDINATOR FOR FREDERICK COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY OFFICE CHARGED WITH FELONY THEFT OF RESTITUTION FUNDS
State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced today that Leroy L. Ambush, III, former Victim/Witness Coordinator for the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office, has been charged in the Circuit Court for Frederick County with felony theft of victim restitution funds. The Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office terminated Ambush in April of this year and immediately referred this matter to the Office of the State Prosecutor.
The charge alleges that between February 1, 2010 and March 19, 2013, Mr. Ambush stole restitution funds paid by criminal defendants that were intended for numerous individual and business victims on approximately 56 separate occasions. Stolen restitution funds totaled just over $20,700.
State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt stated: “Stealing restitution funds intended for crime victims while holding a position of public trust is simply a reprehensible offense.”
Although charged, the Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until there is a conviction. If convicted, the Defendant faces up to fifteen years’ imprisonment and a $15,000 fine.