Office of the Attorney General
Former Montgomery County Jailer Sentenced for Stealing County Funds
Attorney General Jack Conway and United States Attorney Kerry B. Harvey jointly announce the sentencing of former Montgomery County Jailer Everett Dewayne Myers for misappropriating thousands of dollars in county funds. U.S. District Judge Karl Forester today sentenced the 51-year-old Myers to five months in prison to be followed by five months of home incarceration for the offense of theft from a county agency that receives federal funds. Myers paid $66,989 in restitution at today's sentencing representing the amount of county money he misappropriated.
The case against Myers is the result of an investigation by General Conway's Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the FBI.
"Everett Myers violated the public's trust by using county funds for his own personal gain," General Conway said. "I appreciate the assistance we received from the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office in recovering county funds and bringing this matter to a successful close."
The Attorney General's office began investigating Myers after receiving a referral from the state Auditor's office in March of 2011. The Attorney General's investigation revealed that Myers engaged in a kickback scheme with jail vendors involving the purchasing of vehicles and televisions over a five year period from 2005 until Myers left office in December of 2010.
The jail vendors created invoices for exaggerated or bogus services at Myers' direction. Myers paid the vendors for the services listed on the invoices with jail commissary funds and then received a portion of the money from the vendors.
Myers waived his right to be charged via a federal indictment and pled guilty in March to a charge brought directly by the U.S. Attorney.