October 21, 2013: Leroy L. Ambush, III Plea
For Immediate Release October 21, 2013
FORMER VICTIM/WITNESS COORDINATOR FOR FREDERICK
COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE PLEADS GUILTY TO
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, pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court for Frederick County to 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.
According to a statement of facts presented to the court, 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 58 separate occasions. Stolen restitution funds totaled just over $20,700. A copy of the statement of facts presented to the court is available at www.ospmd.org.
State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt stated: “Mr. Ambush was in a position of trust and clearly violated that trust. Stealing money from individuals and businesses who have already been victimized once is simply reprehensible.”