Ex-official of medical society pleads guilty to embezzlement

THE BALTIMORE SUN

A Lansdowne man who was the assistant controller of the Medical & Chirugical Faculty of Maryland for 20 years has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $500,000 from the organization, Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy said.

Phillip Henry Moore, 48, of the 2600 block of Willow Ave. admitted to stealing $552,817 from 1987 to 1993. Moore used his position to divert money from corporate accounts to his account at the Mercantile Safe Deposit & Trust Co.

Moore is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 16 by Baltimore Circuit Judge Clifton J. Gordy.

As part of a plea agreement, Moore can receive a sentence of up to 15 years, with eight years suspended, five years probation. He also must make full restitution.

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