Embezzler ordered to serve suspended prison term

A Baltimore judge on Monday ordered a Reisterstown man to serve a five-year prison term that was suspended nearly 20 years ago, the Maryland Attorney General's Office announced.

Roy H. Adler, 52, was convicted in 1991 of embezzling more than $4 million from his employer and Blue Cross/Blue Shield while working as an accountant. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with half of it suspended, and ordered to pay $3.2 million restitution.

But Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Lynn K. Stewart on Monday ordered him to complete the remainder after finding that he'd stopped paying the money he owed more than two years ago.

Adler, who has admitted a gambling problem, is scheduled to stand trial in February on another case alleging he wrote several bad checks.


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