After allegedly taking $3 million to $4 million from a trust, a Florida accountant faces first-degree felony charges. Some of the money was used on exotic dancers.
Richard Aboud, 80 years old, set up many shell companies to be a certified public accountant. This allowed him to transfer money to a trust and then use it for his own purposes.
According to the outlet, Aboud was using the money to support others, including two exotic dancers, one of whom was paid more than $82,500 over a period of ten months. Aboud alleged to police in an interview that he had been in a relationship with one of the dancer’s, but when the relationship ended she began blackmailing him. The other dancer was given money “to help her out,” Aboud told police, the outlet stated.
Former Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Detective James Brown explained to the outlet that the case was reportedly “clinched” when investigators discovered the shell companies that didn’t have any legitimate purpose attached to them. “There’s usually a product attached to it, and with this, they can’t find…