A former superintendent who embezzled funds from two east central Illinois school districts was sentenced to 33 months in prison Tuesday.
Daniel Brue, 48, who lives in Virginia and formerly lived in Beardstown, stole money from the Bement school district and then the Meridian Community school district in Macon from 2011 to 2019.
Brue was sentenced in federal court in Champaign. He was convicted on four counts of wire fraud.
Brue set up and registered a consulting and construction company and fraudulently invoiced the school districts for work he never performed.
Brue must pay $343,009.52 in restitution.
Sean M. Cox, special agent in charge for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Springfield Division, said Brue deprived students, and the educators teaching them, from having all available resources to provide the best educational experience, and that can never be replaced. This sentence sends a clear message that the FBI will continue to dedicate our investigative resources to stop anyone who engages in fraudulent activity to deprive others.”
After his prison sentence, Brue must serve three years of supervised release.
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