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November 13, 2013: Leroy L. Ambush, III Sentenced

For Immediate Release                                                                     November 13, 2013





            State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced today that Leroy L. Ambush, III, who pled guilty to felony theft of victim restitution funds on October 21, 2013, was sentenced today in the Circuit Court for Frederick County.   According to the statement of facts presented to the court at the time of his guilty plea, 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. 

            The Honorable G. Edward Dwyer, Jr. imposed a sentence of five (5) years incarceration and suspended four and one half years. Mr. Ambush will serve six (6) months in jail (less 21 days of credit for pretrial drug treatment).  Upon his release, he will be on supervised probation for three (3) years, during which time he will be required to pay restitution in the amount of $13,640.00 to the identified victims of his scheme and perform three hundred hours of community service.

            State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt stated that “The vast majority of public officials and employees are honest and dedicated public servants.  I am hopeful that the jail sentence imposed in this case will cause some of those tempted to violate their public trust to reconsider their actions.”