Elsewhere: Federal official admits embezzling $60,000 Chron

An Orinda man who was formerly a senior official with a federal administrative agency pleaded guilty in U.S District Court in San Francisco Thursday to embezzling more than $60,000 through unauthorized use of his government credit card.

Daniel Voll, 66, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White to one count of theft of more than $60,000 of public money between 2005 and 2009. White will sentence him on July 8.

Voll was formerly the deputy regional commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service in the Pacific Rim Region. He retired in December while under investigation.

The building service manages 8,600 properties housing various federal agency offices nationwide. The Pacific Rim Region includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa.

U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello said Voll admitted in a plea agreement that he used his card to pay for personal expenses such as luxury hotels, restaurants and spas throughout the Bay Area.

Voll was investigated by the GSA inspector general’s office and was charged with the embezzlement by federal prosecutors on March 15. Before pleading guilty Thursday, he waived his right to be indicted by a federal grand jury.

The crime of theft of public money carries a possible maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, but the judge will consider federal sentencing guidelines before determining the penalty.

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